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Hubble watches light echo from mysterious erupting star (September 2002 image)

Hubble watches light echo from mysterious erupting star (September 2002 image)


Depicts: Erupting star V838 Monocerotis
Copyright: NASA, European Space Agency, and H.E. Bond (STScI)

This is the second in a sequence of four pictures from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys that dramatically demonstrates the echoing of light through space caused by an unusual stellar outburst in January 2002.

The image was taken 2 September 2002. The image is combined from exposures taken through blue (B), green (V), and infrared (I) filters.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
20-Oct-2021 09:32 UT

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