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MPEG Video Clip: Supernova 1987A - Video Assests

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  • MPEG 1
  • File Size - 880kB
  • Length - 22 seconds
  • Format - MPEG 1
  • Resolution - 320 x 240 pixels



  • Title: Supernova 1987A
  • Description:
    Description not supplied yet. Animation shows the series of events that occurred during Supernova 1987A. The star explodes and the resulting blast wave undergoes a complex interaction with nearby gas clouds. This is an artist’s conception, not a view from the Hubble Space Telescope.
  • Credits: Greg Bacon, Space Telescope Science Institute


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