The brightest supernova of the past 420 years has been revealed in stunning new James Webb Telescope images

The remnants of a star that exploded 36 years ago has fallen under the gaze of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) — and this observatory’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) has captured the expanding stellar debris with unprecedented resolution, revealing entirely new details about this burgeoning debris. supernova remnants.

The closest supernova observed since Kepler’s supernova lit up the Milky Way in 1604, this stellar explosion was first identified in 1987 and is known as Supernova 1987A.

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