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Fraser
2014-Apr-30, 11:20 PM
Some stars break the stellar speed limit. But today astronomers multiplied this number by hundreds of thousands. The Virgo Cluster galaxy, M87, has ejected an entire star cluster, throwing it toward us at more than two million miles per hour. “Astronomers have found runaway stars before, but this is the first time we’ve found a […]

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publiusr
2014-May-02, 07:55 PM
A traveling little galaxy of a sort.

borman
2014-May-03, 09:02 PM
The cluster of galaxies known as the "Bullet" cluster also moves at unusual high speed after interacting with the larger cluster. This was noted by Clowe et al.