This new image of the supernova remnant SN 1987A was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in January 2017.
The remnant sits in the centre of the image amidst a backdrop of stars. The bright ring around the central region of the exploded star is material ejected by the star about 20 000 years before the actual explosion took place. The supernova is surrounded by gaseous clouds of hydrogen.
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