SN1987A

A NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of a gaseous ring surrounding the supernova 1987A, which exploded on February 23, 1987 in the Large Magellanic Cloud, an irregular satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

In this image, taken with the European Space Agency’s Faint Object Camera (FOC), HST’s 0.07 are second resolution reveals clumpy structure in the ring which indicates that the material is not uniformly distributed.

Credit:

NASA and ESA

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Id:opo9103a
Type:Simulation
Release date:16 January 1991, 06:00
Size:3273 x 2402 px

About the Object

Name:SN 1987A
Type:• Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova
• X - Stars Images/Videos
Distance:170000 light years


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