A Painting and a Photograph!!

V838 Monocerotis (credit: Hubble Telescope)

V838 Monocerotis is one of the largest stars known and is situated at the outer edge of the Milky Way galaxy. Clicked by Hubble on February 8, 2004 – this image gives a view of an expanding halo of light around the red variable star, which illuminates the interstellar dust surrounding it and the illuminated dusty cloud expands while revealing some remarkable structures.

This is like the real version of Vincent Van Gogh’s imagination (look at his famous painting ‘Starry Night’ below) –

Starry NIght by Vincent Van Gogh

Lovely!!! 🙂 Isn’t it??


About Panchi

Residing in the Solar System (Milky Way), lost in the beauty of Nature and the vastness of Universe, I am just another Earthling trying to make sense of life!
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One Response to A Painting and a Photograph!!

  1. Bravo. Maybe you have an eye for interesting pictures….
    The comparison makes it even more interesting.

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