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Friday, June 10, 2011

SciNewsBlog: 1987 Supernova is getting brighter

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Today a team of astronomers announced that the nearby Supernova 1987A debris, which has faded over the years, is brightening. This shows that a different power source has begun to light the debris, and marks the transition from a supernova to a supernova remnant.

"Supernova 1987A has become the youngest supernova remnant visible to us," said Robert Kirshner of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).