Who’d a’ thunk it: Hypervelocity stars, and weather on Pluto

A star moving so fast, due to who-knows-what interaction, that it has escaped the galaxy.  Daaaang!

Link.

Also, there are apparently very, very fast winds on Pluto, but that little body has so little mass, it would feel like nothing on our faces. (Assuming, of course, that we could withstand the deep-space freeze out there.)  It’s apparently got seasons, long ones to boot, and a changing geography as a result. Go figure! Hopefully we’ll be
around for the probe flyby in three years.

 
All for now.
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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.