Shown in blue black are the high-velocity bound members of pairs of stars that were originally members of a binary system, where the binary has had a close encounter with the SMBH, and shown in red are solitary stars that were partially disrupted by the SMBH. TVS exterior to the distance corresponding to the minimum approach distance of massive perturbers would likely be scattered out of the central cluster.
Therefore, the distribution of TVS can be used to constrain the distribution of massive perturbers in the galactic center. After re-accretion ends, the star effectively rejoins the Hayashi track becoming redder and contracts on a Kelvin—Helmholtz timescale 10 5 —10 7 yr until nuclear fusion at its core again dominates. This shift may be further enhanced by rotational mixing induced by the disruption itself or a convective stage in its subsequent contraction. In this Letter we have shown that partially disrupted stars can receive kicks on the order of their own escape velocities, independent of the mass ratio q.
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We demonstrated that these kicks produce a population of stars within the Milky Way with a r sph that have experienced a close encounter with the central black hole. While it would be premature to claim that these particular stars are TVS without further study, TVS would appear as high-velocity interlopers within the black hole's sphere of influence, and would be brighter, at first redder, and then bluer, than stars of similar mass.
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