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Video: Astronomers dissect the aftermath of a supernova 168,000 light-years away


Amazing 3-D simulation shows evolution of Supernova remnant over the course of 15 years between 1989 and 2014. Scientists have carried out a post-mortem examination on a dead star that exploded in a nearby dwarf galaxy in an effort to better understand supernovas. They believe they have spotted a pulsar wind nebula appearing from the ashes of the dead stars, and also claim to have solved a mystery surrounding the unusual shape of its remains. The supernova, known as SN1987A, was first seen by observers in the southern hemisphere in 1987 at the edge of the Large Magellanic Cloud, 168,000 light-years from Earth. Credit: VideoFromSpace

 

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