Supernova 1987A Debris Disk

Supernova 1987A Debris Disk

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News release ID: STScI-2011-21
Release Date: Jun 9, 2011
Image Use: Copyright
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This Hubble Space Telescope image of SN 1987A shows the brightening ring of supernova debris. The closest supernova explosion seen in almost 400 years, it is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud.

Hubble Telescope, Nebulae, Observations, Supernova Remnants


Credit: NASA, ESA, and P. Challis (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)