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The discovery of binarity in PB 3877 was announced in The Astrophysical Journal Letters by Németh et al. (2016, ApJ 821, 13). We made the media content below to supplement a press release on this discovery.


PB 3877 is a hyper-velocity wide binary star zooming through the outskirts of the Milky Way galaxy. This image shows its current location. (Image credit: Thorsten Brand)


The track of PB 3877 across the Milky Way galaxy. The animation shows both the bound and the unbound scenarios. (Animation credit: Thorsten Brand)

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