V838 outburst

The Hubble Space Telescope's latest image of the star V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, has been unveiling never-before-seen dust patterns ever since the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI

)

About the Image

Id:heic0503b
Type:Collage
Release date:3 February 2005, 15:00
Related releases:heic0503
Size:3464 x 2876 px

About the Object

Name:IRAS 07015-0346, V838 Mon
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Red Supergiant
• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:20000 light years

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BandWavelengthTelescope
Optical
B
435 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Optical
V
606 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS
Infrared
I
814 nm Hubble Space Telescope
ACS

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