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11 Fascinating Facts About Our Milky Way Galaxy.
09- Stars from our galactic neighbors are racing toward the Milky Way.

Movie stars in films are known to swap spit, but who knew that galaxies in the universe sometimes swap stars? Researchers were recently searching for hypervelocity stars, which get thrown at mind-bending speeds from the Milky Way after interacting with the giant black hole in its center. What they found was even stranger, rather than flying away from our galaxy, most of the fast stars they spotted were barreling toward us. "These could be stars from another galaxy, zooming right through the Milky Way," Tommaso Marchetti, an astronomer at Leiden University in the Netherlands, said in a statement. In the study, which was published Sept. 20 in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the authors suggest that these odd stars could have originated in the Large Magellanic Cloud or some other galaxy farther away and write in their paper that the discovered objects "may constitute the tip of the iceberg" of a large population of similar stars.

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