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ESA/Hubble heic1704: Cosmic blast from the past — Hubble captures 30th anniversary image of supernova 1987A. Three decades ago, a massive stellar explosion sent shockwaves not only through space but also through the astronomical community. SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope and has become by far the ...

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24 February 2017

Three decades ago, a massive stellar explosion sent shockwaves not only through space but also through the astronomical community. SN 1987A was the closest observed supernova to Earth since the invention of the telescope and has become by far the best studied of all time, revolutionising our understanding of the explosive death of massive stars.

The release, images and videos are available on:
http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic1704/

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24 February 2017




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