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News Release 496 of 951

March 26, 2003 02:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2003-10

Hubble Watches Light from Mysterious Erupting Star Reverberate Through Space

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Video: Dissolve between images at the four epochs

Running Time: 6 seconds

Dissolve sequence of the four epochs (May-Dec. 2002) of the light echo of star V838 Mon. This star was the brightest star in the galaxy for a short time.

Animation Credit: NASA and L. Barranger (STScI)


Release Videos

The Outburst Running Time: 14 seconds
Light Echo Geometry Cartoon Running Time: 13 seconds
Flip through epochs Running Time: 4 seconds
Dr. Howard Bond - First Discovered Running Time: 50 seconds
Dr. Howard Bond - Significance Running Time: 1 minute 55 seconds
Dr. Howard Bond - Observations Running Time: 1 minute 26 seconds