Photo of the Week: Alien Star Moves at 54,000 Miles Per Hour

This massive star is moving so quickly, it breaks the sound barrier in space.

by / December 25, 2012

Zeta Ophiuchi is the name of this alien star, shown in the center of the above image.

The object is "six times hotter, eight times wider, 20 times more massive, and about 80,000 times as bright" as our sun, and is located 370 light-years away from us. Zeta Ophiuchi is travelling across the universe at 54,000 mph. In the image, which is fast enough to break the sound barrier in the darkness of space, Gizmodo reported.

Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech