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23/02/1987 Famous supernova, the SN 1987A, is seen


Supernova 1987A


A Tour of Supernova 1987A

The star explosion occurred in Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, approximately 168,000 light years from Earth. From the Southern Hemisphere, it was easily visible to the naked eye. It was the first supernova observable without special equipment from 1604. First astronomers who saw SN 1987A were Ian Shelton and Oscar Duhalde, at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile and Albert Jones in New Zealand.
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