The V838 Mon outburst movie

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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.

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

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Release date:3 February 2005, 15:00
Related releases:heic0503
Duration:57s

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