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hypervelocity

(ˌhaɪpəvəˈlɒsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
(General Physics) an extremely high velocity
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Noun1.hypervelocity - excessive velocity; "the meteorites struck the earth with hypervelocity impacts"
speed, velocity - distance travelled per unit time
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Aside from traveling at high speed and coming from the middle of the Milky Way, it also challenges previous claims about hypervelocity stars (HSVs).
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In 2005 Warren Brown (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory) found the first "hypervelocity" star--that is, the first gravitationally unbound star ever seen: a luminous blue star that the big black hole at the galaxy's center had shot into the halo (S&T: May 2005, p.
The fastest class of these stars are called hypervelocity stars, which are thought to start their life near the Galactic centre, later to be flung towards the edge of the Milky Way via interactions with the black hole at its centre.
So it was but natural that following the dream she read all she could find about impact craters, which are formed by the hypervelocity impact of a meteorite or other celestial object crashing onto a planet's (or moon's) surface.
Nuclear-capable tactical ballistic missiles and hypervelocity Zircon missiles are expected to be tested.
During its six years of surveying the sky, LAMOST has also discovered five extremely rare hypervelocity stars that are so fast not even the gravitational pull of the galaxy can stop them from escaping.
The spacecraft conceived by US scientists to possibly deflect Bennu -- dubbed HAMMER, short for Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response vehicle -- is 9 metres tall, weighs 8.8 tonnes and features a modular design that would enable it to serve as either a 'kinetic impactor' -- essentially a battering ram -- or as a transport vehicle for a nuclear device.