Remnants of an Unknown Outburst

A red star with a red halo sits near the center of a stellar landscape. It creates a point on an arrow-like grouping of blue-white stars from the left corner. Around the red star is an incomplete “orb” of tan dust and stellar material, wisps circling around the red star with gaps particularly in the bottom and in the center. Other stars like in the background.
Light Echoes from V838 Mon from NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day 6/26/2022. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, H. E. Bond (STScI)
V838 Mon 1989–2006 By Lasunncty — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83852409

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