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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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Object Name: SN 1987A

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: P. Garnavich (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and NASA

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Montage Image: 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

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