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Picture of the Day - Unusual Phenomenon in Space Called a Light Echo

Published by Matt on Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:35 pm via: Hubble Site
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This is the most recent 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.

Unusual Phenomenon in Space Called a Light Echo. Credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Bond (STScI)

Unusual Phenomenon in Space Called a Light Echo. Credit: NASA, ESA, and H. Bond (STScI)

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