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A star explodes: The story of supernova 1987A | Science News

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Published on Feb 24, 2017

Just before the crack of dawn on February 24, 1987, astronomer Ian Shelton captured a star in the act of exploding, a supernova in a nearby galaxy. Today marks the anniversary of Shelton's discovery of SN 1987A. Read more: http://ow.ly/rpTE309jY1X

Here's a collection of Science's News' coverage of supernova 1987A from its discovery on: http://ow.ly/qdVY309jY5x

CREDITS

Special thanks to Ian Shelton

Shot, produced and edited by Helen Thompson

Based on stories by Chris Crockett & Emily Conover

Additional reporting, script and narration by Helen Thompson

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