An ALMA View of Supernova 1987A

An ALMA View of Supernova 1987A

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News release ID: STScI-2017-08
Release Date: Feb 24, 2017
Image Use: Copyright
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This is an image of the intricate remains of Supernova 1987A taken in submillimeter wavelengths by the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile. The red color shows newly formed dust in the center of the supernova remnant.

Observations, Stars, Supernovae, Supernova Remnants


Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF);
ALMA Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) and R. Indebetouw (NRAO/AUI/NSF)