Featured Video Play Icon

Supernova 1987A: Remnants of an Exploded Star

24 February, 2017 / Read time: 1 minute

Astronomer Remy Indebetouw talks about the star that exploded in 1987, and how the world's telescopes have been watching the explosion ever since. Additional animation and video credits: A. Angelich and B. Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF; R. Indebetouw et al., A. Angelich (NRAO/AUI/NSF); NASA/STScI/CfA/R. Kirshner; NASA/CXC/SAO/PSU/D. Burrows et al.; ESO; NASA/CXC/D.Berry/MIT/T.Delaney et al.; NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Conceptual Image Lab; ESO/C. Malin/B. Tafreshi/José Francisco Salgado. Music: Geodesium.