More like feuding royal families of old, these stars fought a gravitational tug-of-war that lasted centuries. In the end, one star system broke apart and at least three stars were ejected in different directions. The speedy, wayward stars went unnoticed for hundreds of years until, over the past few decades, two of them were spotted in infrared and radio observations, which could penetrate the thick dust in the Orion Nebula. More:
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