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Zoom on Supernova 1987A

August 5, 2010

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time obtained a three dimensional view of the distribution of the innermost material expelled by a recently exploded star, known as Supernova 1987A (or SN 1987A). credit: ESO