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Episode 207: Ballistic Stars

Play Feb 26•4:18

Young stars may get kicked out of their orbits and race through space, creating arrowhead-shaped "bow shocks" ? similar to ripples in the water created by a speed boat -- in the interstellar medium. The stars are plowing through the gas that drifts through space, bunching it up. Astronomers have not found many of these stars, but there's no set place to look ? so there may be many more out th...

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