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February 16, 2000 12:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2000-11

Onset of Titanic Collision Lights Up Supernova Ring


Video: Knots Brighten in Ring Around Supernova 1987a

Running Time: 3 seconds

Knots in the gas ring around supernova 1987A brighten in images made with the Hubble Space Telescope in February 1998, January 1999 and February 2000.

Credit: P. Challis and R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), P. Garnavich (University of Notre Dame) and Z. Levay (STScI)

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