$699

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS!
Please Note Before Purchase:
• Image cropping varies based on selected size (reference preview images).
• All prints contain a black border (which shows gray when illuminated), white outline, and image credit text (reference preview images).
• Colors may appear differently in print vs. online.
• Only Aluminum frames come with On/Off switch cord. Clear Acrylic does not have On/Off switch.
• Image quality can be reduced when printing at large sizes. If the requested image's resolution is less than 100dpi, we will provide a digital proof of image quality for your review and make suggestions for an alternative if needed.

For more information visit our FAQ or Contact Us.

Not seeing the size or option you need? Submit a custom order request.

This Hubble Space Telescope image shows Supernova 1987A within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring galaxy to our Milky Way.

Distant stars serve as a backdrop for Supernova 1987A, located in the center of the image. The bright ring around the central region of the exploded star is composed of material ejected by the star about 20,000 years before its demise. Gaseous clouds surround the supernova. The clouds' red color represents the glow of hydrogen gas, which is fueling a firestorm of star birth.

Supernova 1987A was discovered in 1987, and Hubble began observing the exploded star in the early 1990s. This latest view was taken by Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3 in January 2017. The colors of the foreground and background stars were added from observations taken by Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2.

Supernova 1987A resides 163,000 light-years away.

Object Name(s): SN 1987A

 

Photo Credit: NASA

Content Source: NASA