Supernova 1987A Debris Disk
June 9, 2011
This Hubble Space Telescope image of SN 1987A shows the brightening ring of supernova debris. The closest supernova explosion seen in almost 400 years, it is located in the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Topics: Environment, Supernovae, Stars, Astronomy, Disaster Accident, Sanduleak -69° 202a, SN 1987A, NGC, Large Magellanic Cloud, Dorado constellation, Magellanic Clouds, Supernova, Hubble Space Telescope, Science