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October 26, 2006 12:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-50

Hubble's Latest Views of Light Echo from Star V838 Monocerotis

October 26, 2006: These are the most recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope views of an unusual phenomenon in space called a light echo. Light from a star that erupted nearly five years ago continues propagating outward through a cloud of dust surrounding the star. The light reflects or "echoes" off the dust and then travels to Earth.

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