Sunday, November 27, 2005

Light Echo


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Sometime back in January of 2002 this star's outer surface suddenly exploded with the result that it became the brightest star in the Milky Way galaxy. A stellar flash like this has never been seen before. What looks like matter being expelled is actually a light echo, a reflection of the flash upon stellar dust around the star.

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2 comments:

slickdpdx said...

Amazing.

Paul Bunyan said...

I like all the space pictures.