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New Supernova Remnant Lights Up: SN1987A Shines Again


Science & Tech  (tags: New Supernova, Remnant Lights, Astronomers, Science )

Nancy
- 1193 days ago - sciencedaily.com
In 1987, light from an exploding star in a neighboring galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud, reached Earth. Named Supernova 1987A, it was the closest supernova explosion witnessed in almost 400 years,



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Mm M. (456)
Monday June 13, 2011, 7:43 am
Thank you for this Nancy!!!
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Tuesday June 14, 2011, 9:02 pm
"The ring is about one light-year (6 trillion miles) across.
SN 1987A continues to offer an unprecedented opportunity to watch a cosmic object change over the course of a human lifetime."
Fabulously Fascinating ... thank you Nancy : )
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 2:12 pm
wonderful, thanks !
 

Paul carter block (28)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 3:28 pm
Such dangerous beauty. The almost inconceivable outpouring of gamma rays, x-rays and excited particles would have sterilised anything over which they swept. How many planets were destroyed, how many civilisations were smashed to a premature end by the last furious gasp of this dying star?
 

Dee C. (9)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 10:21 pm
Absolutely fascinating! Thank you.
 
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