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

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