Stellar Flash

Via BLDG BLOG, an amazing sequence of shots captured by the Hubble Telescope in 2002. V838 Monocerotis briefly became the brightest star in the Galaxy; as its luminosity increased, its gaseous surroundings were illuminated as the light wavefront traveled through it.

Beautiful high resolution images are available from the Hubble archive site.



V838 Monocertos is located here:


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