A Hubble View of Supernova 1987A

A Hubble 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 by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The green hue reveals where the expanding shock wave from the exploded star is colliding with a ring of material around the supernova. The green represents the glow of visible light.

Observations, Stars, Supernovae, Supernova Remnants


Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF);
Hubble Credit: NASA, ESA, and R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation)