Zoom in on SN 1987A

This video starts with a view of the night sky as seen from the ground and zooms in onto the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. A further zoom shows the remnants of the supernova explosion 1987A, nestled between red-coloured gas, as they are seen by Hubble. The site of the supernova is surrounded by a ring of material that is illuminated by a wave of energy from the outburst. Two faint outer rings are also visible. All three of these rings existed before the explosion.

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NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

About the Video

Id:heic1704c
Release date:24 February 2017, 16:00
Related releases:heic1704
Duration:33 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:SN 1987A
Type:Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
Category:Stars

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