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News Release Archive:

News Release 689 of 958

February 10, 1998 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-1998-08

Shock Wave Sheds New Light on Fading Supernova

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Bright Knot Appears in Supernova 1987a Ring Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Bright Knot Appears in Supernova 1987a RingPRC1998-08b
Supernova 1987A -- July 1997 Image Type: Astronomical Supernova 1987A -- July 1997
SN debris colliding with inner ring Image Type: Illustration SN debris colliding with inner ring
STIS spectrum showing interaction regions Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration STIS spectrum showing interaction regions
Evolution of debris Image Type: Astronomical/Illustration Evolution of debris