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STIS Chemically Analyzes the Ring Around SN 1987a

STIS Chemically Analyzes the Ring Around SN 1987a


Depicts: SN 1987A
Copyright: George Sonneborn (GSFC) and NASA

These images from the Hubble's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) provide a new and unprecedented look at one of the most unique and complex structures in the universe -- a light-year wide ring of glowing gas around supernova 1987A, the nearest stellar explosion in 400 years, which occurred in February 1987.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
7-Dec-2021 06:19 UT

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