Exploding star 'viewed in 3D'

The team used the Very Large Telescope in Chile to study the supernova 1987A, which lies 168,000 light-years away. The results show the original blast was very powerful and concentrated in one particular direction. Seen in 1987, it was the first supernova visible with the naked eye to have been observed for some 383 years.


 supernova star explosion 3D astronomy

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