V838 Monocerotis

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V838 Monocerotis is a variable supergiant star that underwent a nova eruption on 2002-Jan-6. Located about 19,200 light-years away in the constellation Monoceros, it is one of the most luminous stars ever known in the Milky Way galaxy. Although still uncertain, it is theorized that its nova eruption were caused by the merger of two stars in the system

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