Supernova 1987A: Halo for a Vanished Star

Supernova 1987A: Halo for a Vanished Star

Download Options

Fast Facts
News release ID: STScI-1995-49
Release Date: Nov 29, 1995
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

An eerie, nearly mirror-image pair of red luminescent gas "hula-hoops" frame the expanding debris of a star seen as a supernova explosion in 1987. (Image Released: April 1994)


Tags
Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Magellanic Clouds, Stars, Supernovae

Credits

Credit: Dr. Christopher Burrows, ESA/STScI and NASA