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The James Webb Space Telescope provides a stunning view of expanding supernova remnants

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The James Webb Space Telescope provides a stunning view of expanding supernova remnants

The remains of a star that exploded 36 years ago have come under the gaze of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and the observatory’s near-infrared camera (NIRCam) has captured the expanding stellar debris in unprecedented resolution, revealing brand new details about this growing constellation . supernova remnant.

The closest observed supernova since Kepler’s supernova lit up the Milky Way in 1604. It was first identified in 1987 and is aptly known as Supernova 1987A.

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