Astronomy magazine podcast: Supernova 1987A

Senior Editor Rich Talcott revisits Supernova 1987A and explains how it influenced our understanding of exploding stars.
By | Published: September 13, 2007 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
20th Anniversary of SN 1987A
This Hubble telescope image shows the supernova’s triple-ring system, including the bright spots along the inner ring of gas surrounding the exploded star.
NASA, ESA, P. Challis and R. Kirshner (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics)
September 13, 2007
In this week’s show, Astronomy Senior Editor Rich Talcott looks back at Supernova 1987A and obstacles to our understanding of supernovae.

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