View Full Version : Wallpaper: V838 Monocerotis

2005-Sep-11, 12:52 AM
SUMMARY: Here's a 1280x1024 desktop wallpaper of V838 Monocerotis taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Hubble has been watching this star off and on since it brightened unexpectedly for several weeks in 2002. This light pulse has been moving through a cloud of dust that was probably sloughed off in a previous explosion. V838 Mon is located 20,000 light-years away in the constellation of Monoceros, which puts it at the outer edge of the Milky Way galaxy.

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