SN 1987A 1994-2006 - Annotated
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Duration: 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.


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Astronomical, Galaxies, Hubble Telescope, Magellanic Clouds, Stars, Supernovae

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

Publication: February 22, 2007


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