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*Star Flash

Light Echoes from V838 Mon , NASA

This is Hubble’s view of a stellar flash that suddenly appeared, with no explanation, in January 2002. And just as suddenly it disappeared. It isn’t a supernova or a nova, what it is–nobody knows. But it’s beautiful and astonishing and it is in our own milky way, about 20,000 light years from here. (More detail here.)



Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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