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Echoes from an old outburst

Almost two centuries after the eruption of one of the most massive binary systems in our Galaxy, light reflected from its surroundings has been detected. The observations challenge traditional models for the eruption. See Letter p.375

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Figure 1: V838 Monocerotis' light echoes.

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Soker, N., Kashi, A. Echoes from an old outburst. Nature 482, 317–318 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/482317a

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