The V838 Mon outburst movie
A morphing sequence of six images taken by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a CAT-scan-like probe of the three-dimensional structure of the shells of dust surrounding the aging star V838 Monocerotis. The sequence reveals dramatic changes in the way a brilliant flash of light from the star is reflecting off 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.
About the Video
|Release date:||3 February 2005, 15:00|
About the Object
|Type:||• Hubble Images Videos|
• Stars Images/Videos