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    Take this planet to warp speed – now!

    Posted by ChevScience on March 24, 2012

    Computer simulations predict black holes acting like slingshots to rip planets from their orbits and fling them through space at colossal speed.

    A typical “hypervelocity planet” would travel at 11 to 16 million km/h but some could reach speeds of up to 48 million km/h, a few per cent of the speed of light.

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