THE VELOCITY DISTRIBUTION OF HYPERVELOCITY STARS

@article{Rossi2014THEVD,
  title={THE VELOCITY DISTRIBUTION OF HYPERVELOCITY STARS},
  author={E. Rossi and S. Kobayashi and R. Sari},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={795},
  pages={125}
}
  • E. Rossi, S. Kobayashi, R. Sari
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • We consider the process of stellar binaries tidally disrupted by a supermassive black hole (BH). For highly eccentric orbits, as one star is ejected from the three-body system, the companion remains bound to the BH. Hypervelocity stars (HVSs) observed in the Galactic halo and S-stars observed orbiting the central BH may originate from such mechanism. In this paper, we predict the velocity distribution of the ejected stars of a given mass, after they have traveled out of the Galactic potential… CONTINUE READING

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