A Flash of Brilliance: Hubble’s Universe Unfiltered

In 2002, star V838 Monocerotis brightened dramatically in a mysterious outburst, allowing Hubble to capture a series of images of the dust and gas around the star.

“Hubble’s Universe Unfiltered” is a recurring broadcast from HubbleSite.org, online home of the Hubble Space Telescope. Astrophysicist Frank Summers takes viewers on an in-depth tour of the latest Hubble discoveries. Find more episodes at HubbleSite.org.

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