Wallpaper: Hubble's New Image of V838 Monocerotis - Universe Today
Here's a 1024x768 wallpaper of the latest image released from the Hubble Space Telescope. It's of V838 Monocerotis, a nebula located about 20,000 light years away from Earth in the constellation of Monoceros. Hubble first began watching this object when the central red star flared up in 2002, illuminating a cloud of material that was probably ejected in an explosion tens of thousands of years ago. The object is likely to continue changing rapidly over the next few years as light continues to expand inside the shell of material.
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