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Flash from Star V838 Monocerotis "Echoes" Through Space
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The red supergiant star in the center of this image brightened suddenly for several weeks in 2002, illuminating dust that may have been ejected from the star during a previous explosion.

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

Acknowledgment: H.E. Bond (STScI)

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