New Hubble Observations of Supernova 1987A Trace Shock Wave
September 7, 2010
An international team of astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope reports a significant brightening of the emissions from Supernova 1987A. The results, which appear in this week's Science magazine, are consistent with theoretical predictions about how supernovae interact with their immediate galactic environment.
Topics: Supernovae, Large Magellanic Cloud, Supernova remnants, Environment, Technology Internet, Light echo, Type II supernova, SN 1987A, Supernova, Hubble Space Telescope, Science