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HubbleSite Hubble's Latest Views of Light Echo from Star V838 Monocerotis

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Space Telescope Science

These are the most recent NASA Hubble Space Telescope views of an unusual phenomenon in space called a light echo. Light from a star that erupted nearly five years ago continues propagating outward through a cloud of dust surrounding the star. The light reflects or "echoes" off the dust and then travels to Earth.

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