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  • The location of S5-HVS1 on the sky and the direction of its motion. The star is flying away from the galactic center, from which it was ejected 5 million years ago.
    Sergey Koposov
    The location of S5-HVS1 on the sky and the direction of its motion. The star is flying away from the galactic center, from which it was ejected 5 million years ago.
  • An artist's impression of S5-HVS1's ejection by Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the galaxy. The black hole and the captured binary partner to S5-HVS1 are seen far away in the left corner of the picture, while S5-HVS1 is in the foreground, speeding away from them.
    James Josephides (Swinburne Astronomy Productions)
    An artist's impression of S5-HVS1's ejection by Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the galaxy. The black hole and the captured binary partner to S5-HVS1 are seen far away in the left corner of the picture, while S5-HVS1 is in the foreground, speeding away from them.
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