Monthly Archives: August 2005

Supernova 1987A Decoded

Diagram of supernova 1987a

Supernova 1987A is the closest supernova event since the invention of the telescope. It was first seen in February 1987 in the nearby Magellanic cloud, a dwarf companion galaxy of the Milky Way, and only 169,000 light years from Earth. … Continue reading

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