Picture Album: Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud

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Glittering stars and wisps of gas create a backdrop for the self-destruction of a massive star. Its remains . the supernova remnant in the center of the picture, looking like a trio of red, linked rings . will continue to heat and excite the gas around it for a decade.

Credit: The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI/NASA)

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