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News Release 205 of 967

July 22, 2010 09:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2010-19

Hyperfast Star Was Booted from Milky Way

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Image: Compass/Scale Image of Hypervelocity Star HE 0437-5439

Compass/Scale Image of Hypervelocity Star HE 0437-5439

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Object Name: HE 0437-5439

Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration

Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

Science Credit: NASA, ESA, O. Gnedin (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), and W. Brown (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Mass.)

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