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February 22, 2007 10:00 AM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-10

NASA's Hubble Telescope Celebrates SN 1987A's 20th Anniversary


Video: SN 1987A 1994-2006 - Unannotated

Running Time: 9 seconds

A time-lapse sequence of 12 years of Hubble observing SN 1987A shows the onrushing stellar shock wave from the stellar explosion as it is slamming into, heating up, and illuminating the inner regions of the narrow ring surrounding the doomed star.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

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