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Has Supernova 1987A's elusive neutron star finally been found?

25 Nov 2019, 14:00 UTC
Has Supernova 1987A's elusive neutron star finally been found? ESO/L. Cal├žada

In late February 1987, the light from the closest supernova in four centuries reached Earth. It had traveled for 167,000 years when it was spotted, dimmed to a blip of light in the southern sky. Still, Supernova 1987A was the first naked eye supernova seen in modern times, and would become one of the most studied objects in the sky.

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