Fulldome of variable star V838 Monocerotis

A fetal-shaped cloud of dust wraps around variable star V838 Mon in this fulldome clip. Back in 2002, the star unexpectedly brightened dramatically, illuminating previously unseen parts of the surrounding dust.

For more information see the original image.

Credit:

NASAESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)

About the Video

Id:heic0503a_fd
Release date:3 February 2005, 15:00
Related releases:heic0503
Duration:56 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:V838 Mon
Type:Milky Way : Nebula
Category:Nebulae

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