Flash from Star V838 Monocerotis "Echoes" Through Space

Flash from Star V838 Monocerotis "Echoes" Through Space

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News release ID: STScI-2005-02
Release Date: Feb 3, 2005
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

The red supergiant star in the center of this image brightened suddenly for several weeks in 2002, illuminating dust that may have been ejected from the star during a previous explosion.

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Tags
Astronomical, Hubble Heritage, Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Novae, Reflection Nebulae, Stars, Variable Stars

Credits

NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA);

Acknowledgment: H.E. Bond (STScI)