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2000ApJ...544L.133H - Astrophys. J., 544, L133-L136 (2000/December-1)

The origin of runaway stars.


Abstract (from CDS):

Milliarcsecond astrometry provided by Hipparcos and by radio observations makes it possible to retrace the orbits of some of the nearest runaway stars and pulsars to determine their site of origin. The orbits of the runaways AE Aurigae and µ Columbae and of the eccentric binary ι Orionis intersected each other ∼2.5 Myr ago in the nascent Trapezium cluster, confirming that these runaways were formed in a binary-binary encounter. The path of the runaway star ζ Ophiuchi intersected that of the nearby pulsar PSR J1932+1059, ∼1 Myr ago, in the young stellar group Upper Scorpius. We propose that this neutron star is the remnant of a supernova that occurred in a binary system that also contained ζ Oph and deduce that the pulsar received a kick velocity of ∼350 km.s–1 in the explosion. These two cases provide the first specific kinematic evidence that both mechanisms proposed for the production of runaway stars, the dynamical ejection scenario and the binary-supernova scenario, operate in nature.

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Journal keyword(s): Astrometry - pulsars: individual (PSR J1932+1059) - Stars: Early-Type - stars: individual (AE Aurigae, ι Orionis) - Stars: Individual: Constellation Name: µ Columbae - Stars: Individual: Constellation Name: ζ Ophiuchi

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