The stories of supernova 1987A, as told by Science News

Thirty years after its explosion was observed on Earth, supernova 1987A is still visible, as seen in this Hubble Space Telescope image from January. Astronomers caught their first glimpse of the stellar explosion in the wee hours of February 24, 1987, and in the last three decades, Science News has reported several stories on the explosion and the discoveries that came from it.

NASA, ESA, R. Kirshner, P. Challis, ESO/NAOJ/NRAO/A. Angelich, NASA/CXC/SAO

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