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Supernova in Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC)

Artwork
Identifier:
2013.70.24
Credit:
GVSU Collection Courtesy of NASA Images
Medium:
Digital Photograph
Date:
1987
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16 in Width: 20 in
Historical Context:
Sometime during 23 February 1987 a supernova exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a nearby galaxy. However, the LMC is about 170,000 light years distant. It was discovered the following day and brightened rapidly to become the first supernova to be easily visible to the unaided eye for almost 400 years.