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Supernova 1987A: Fast Forward To The Past

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August 22, 2005
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Chandra X-ray Center
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Recent observations with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have revealed new details about the fiery ring surrounding the stellar explosion that produced Supernova 1987A. The data give insight into the behavior of the doomed star in the years before it exploded, and indicate that the predicted spectacular brightening of the circumstellar ring has begun.

Supernova 1987A.
Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/S.Park & D.Burrows.; Optical: NASA/STScI/CfA/P.Challis


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Chandra X-ray Center. "Supernova 1987A: Fast Forward To The Past." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 August 2005. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050821234547.htm>.
Chandra X-ray Center. (2005, August 22). Supernova 1987A: Fast Forward To The Past. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 23, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050821234547.htm
Chandra X-ray Center. "Supernova 1987A: Fast Forward To The Past." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/08/050821234547.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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