View Full Version : 3D plot of the cloud around SN1987a

2005-Feb-21, 03:13 AM
Here's a longish, but readable paper about the gas cloud around SN1987a, the Supernova that was in the LMC a few years back.

THE THREE-DIMENSIONAL CIRCUMSTELLAR ENVIRONMENT OF SN 1987A (http://www.arxiv.org/PS_cache/astro-ph/pdf/0502/0502378.pdf)

The paper looks at light echos over the last 18 years to observe in 3D the structure of the cloud surrounding this former star.