Release Images

Release No.: 2007-04
For Release: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 7:00pm

20 Years of Surprises from Supernova 1987A

SN 1987A's triple-ring system

This Hubble telescope image shows SN 1987A's triple-ring system, including the bright spots along the inner ring of gas surrounding the exploded star. Additional images to accompany the release are online at http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2007/10.

NASA, ESA, P. Challis and R. Kirshner (CfA)