Chandra/ACIS image of SN1987A. This is a composite of two images, taken in October 1999 (blue) and January 2000 (yellow/red). The remnant is about 1.5 arcseconds in diameter, which corresponds to about 1 lightyear.
Details of our ACIS observations of SN1987A were published in the Astrophysical Journal (Letters) (16 pages, 200K bytes, stored as a 44K compressed .gz file or in PDF format).
For more information on SN1987A, contact David Burrows ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) .
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