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Supernova 1987A: Notes from All Over

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Science  01 May 1987:
Vol. 236, Issue 4801, pp. 522-523
DOI: 10.1126/science.236.4801.522


As Supernova 1987A in the Large Magellanic Cloud continues on its inexorable course—it has currently reached magnitude 3.3, with perhaps another magnitude of brightening to go in the next few months before it begins its long, slow fade into oblivion—astronomers are following its every step with avid interest. Some recent developments: