FIGURE 50: These X-ray images of Supernova
1987A were taken between January 17, 2000 and January 09,
2005. Chandra observations have revealed new
details about the fiery ring surrounding the stellar
explosion that produced Supernova 1987A. The data give
insight into the behavior of the doomed star in the years
before it exploded, and indicate that the predicted
spectacular brightening of the circumstellar ring has
begun. Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/S. Park & D. Burrows.
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