Happy birthday, Supernova 1987A

Henbest, N.
February 1992
New Scientist;2/22/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1809, p25
Examines the explosion of Supernova 1987A that took place five years ago and the expanding debris which is likely to trigger more activity. Theories that exist about supernova explosions; What can be expected from the supernova remnant; Evidencefound by Hubble Space Telescope. INSET: 1: Supernova fever.;2: Physicists learn from the supernova's....


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