Collection: Supernova 1987A

Science News has tracked Supernova 1987A from its original discovery to its present-day insights

More Stories in Supernova 1987A

  1. Astronomy

    Supernova is a dust factory

    Grains of matter spewed by stellar explosion offer clues to early star formation.

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  2. Astronomy

    A supernova’s shocking development

    Astronomers have for the first time recorded the full force of the shock wave hurled from supernova 1987A, the brightest stellar explosion witnessed from Earth since the invention of the modern telescope.

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  3. Astronomy

    Super fireworks

    A blast wave from supernova 1987A, the brightest stellar explosion witnessed from Earth since 1604, has begun lighting up a ring of gas surrounding the explosion.

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  4. Depression Gets Doleful Diagnosis

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  5. Astronomy

    Observations of remnants of supernova 1987A by camera and spectrograph have furnished new clues to the life of a star whose catastrophic explosion astronomers witnessed four years ago.

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  6. Pulsar Mystery Ends: The TV Camera Did It

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  7. Astronomy

    A sprinkling of distant star clusters, throwing tantrums in stellar nurseries, polar winds and excretion disks, new echoes of supernova 1987A, and low-budget stellar spectroscopy.

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  8. Astronomy

    Ringing up another light echo, and the Milky Way's third population.

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  9. Astronomers Glimpse Birth of a Pulsar

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