V838 Monocerotis (V838 Mon) is a red variable star in the constellation Monoceros about 20,000 light years (6 kpc) from the Sun, and until early 2002 was unknown.
That was until it experienced a major outburst, and was possibly one of the largest known stars for a short period following the outburst. It was 600,000 times brighter than the sun.
The star brightened to about a million times solar luminosity, caused by a rapid expansion of the outer layers of the star.
This did not result in the destruction of the star and resulted in a halo called a light echo.
It has been stated that nothing — absolutely nothing — can go faster than the speed of light.Jun 29, 2016.
The rings of V838 appeared to travel ten times faster than the speed of light.
Before I read this article, I came up with a theory that faster than light would occur with compression and bending of gravity (such as you find in a singularity or a explosion on a magnitude such as this). I called them ultra-waves. Faster than light waves of gravity. These waves are so strong they hold the stars in the galaxy, and they bend time.
In my books, faster than light is achieved by generating an ultra-wave bubble.