V838 Monocerotis

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AKA The Firefox Star. It\’s in the constellation Monoceros about 20,000 light years from our Sun.

According to Wikipedia: The star experienced a major outburst that was observed in early 2002. Originally believed to be a typical nova eruption, it was then realized to be something completely different. The reason for the outburst is still uncertain, but several theories have been put forward, including an eruption related to stellar death processes and a merger of a binary star or planets.

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    4 Responses to V838 Monocerotis

    1. @LeeHarveyOswald: Ah, that’s what it reminds me of. I would have been driving me crazy all night.


    2. My first thought was goatse. That may indicate a personal problem.


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