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Episode 89: HubbleWatch for March 2007

Play Mar 22•5:10

The Hubble Space Telescope has been watching a supernova in progress since its launch in 1990. The stellar explosion, which first appeared in 1987, is known as SN1987A. Hubble has observed over the years as the shockwave from the explosion slams into the rings of gas circling the dying star. This is astronomers' first close-up and personal view of the death of a massive star. "Hot Jupiters," h...

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