ScienceShot: The Fastest Spinning Normal Star
: How fast can a star spin? Our sun rotates at a leisurely 2 kilometers per second, but now astronomers have discovered that a star in another galaxy spins 300 times faster—with a record-breaking speed of 600 kilometers per second. At that velocity, an airplane could circle Earth in little more than a minute... If the star spun just 20% faster, the centrifugal force would fling it apart.
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