Picture Album: V838 Monocerotis - September 2006

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V838 Monocerotis - September 2006

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Light from a star that erupted nearly five years ago continues to move outward through a cloud of dust surrounding the star. The light reflects or "echoes" off the normally dark dust, making it visible.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Bond (STScI)

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