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 Release No.: 03-02: Hypergiant Erupts
For Release: EMBARGOED until 9:20 a.m. PST, Tuesday, January 7, 2003

Rho Cassiopeiae Caption: One of a rare breed of stars called hypergiants, Rho Cassiopeiae recently underwent a huge eruption, sending out enough material to make 10,000 new planet Earths. With another outburst possible at any time, Rho Cas is a promising target for amateur astronomers to be the first to witness this amazing event. This artist's conception is based on spectral measurements of the most recent Rho Cas outburst. (Credit: David A. Aguilar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)

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