Venus, imaged by Parker Solar Probe

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60-second Astro News: Venus Close-up and Supernova 1987A

Now, there's more evidence that astronomers have found the pulsar at the heart of Supernova 1987A. Plus, a new stunning image of Venus.

Dust-enshrouded neutron star in Supernova 1987A

Stellar Science

Neutron Star Found in Supernova 1987A

After decades of searching, astronomers have finally found the collapsed core of the nearest supernova recorded in recent history.

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Stellar Science

Wheel-spoke Magnetic Field in Supernova 1987A

Researchers have mapped the magnetic field in Supernova 1987A, shedding light on how stellar blasts act as particle accelerators.

Supernova 1987A remnant, medium field

Stellar Science

Happy 30th Birthday, Supernova 1987A

The first naked-eye supernova since the invention of the telescope lit up the global astronomy world on the morning of February 23, 1987, as news spread by phone and teletype. Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud eventually reached magnitude 2.9, before beginning a long fade and a cascade of…

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Fade Out (For Now) on SN 1987A

The famous supernova continues to transform: its necklace of hotspots is fading away as the shock wave moves further out.