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SN 1987 A

SN 1987 A

Image credit: Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)

This image shows the region around SN 1987A taken with the ROSAT PSPC in 1991 and 1992. SN 1987A (marked by the cross-hairs) lies near the diffuse structure of the Tarantula nebula and the ring-like structure of supernova N157C. SN 1987A is one hundred thousand times fainter than the supernova in M81 shortly after the explosion. In the case of the supernova in M81, the exploding star was a blue giant.
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Curator: Michael Arida (SP Sys); arida@milkyway.gsfc.nasa.gov
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