SN 1987A

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SN 1987A by Hubble Space Telescope in 1994–1999

SN 1987A was a supernova that was very close to the Earth. It was so close that scientists found neutrinos before the light came to Earth.[1] SN 1987A is the only supernova that has been that close in modern times. There have been others that were closer but they were before scientists knew much.

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  1. Arnett, W.D.; et al. (1989). "Supernova 1987A". Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics 27: 629–700.