The Outburst

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Duration: 14 seconds

This animation shows the sudden brightening of the star V838 Mon as it happened on Jan 2002. The star got much brighter because it expanded to a red super giant. In the foreground is a blue companion star.


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Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Novae, Stars, Variable Stars

Credits

Animation Credit: NASA and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: March 26, 2003


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