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Supernova 1987a Ring

Supernova 1987a Ring

Depicts: SN 1987a
Copyright: Peter Garnavich (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), andNASA

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 image shows the glowing gas ring around supernova 1987A, as it appeared in 1994. The gas, excited by light from the explosion, has been fading for a decade.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
8-Dec-2022 09:19 UT

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