A tour of SN 1987A

This video takes the viewer on a tour of a 3D image of the supernova 1987A, created using data collected by the international astronomy facility ALMA. The purple area indicates emission from SiO molecules and the yellow area indicates emission from CO molecules. The blue ring is NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope data that has been artificially expanded into 3D.


ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), R. Indebetouw; NASA/ESA Hubble

About the Video

Release date:11 July 2017, 16:09
Duration:19 s
Frame rate:30 fps

About the Object

Name:SN 1987A, Supernova
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Supernova



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