Feb 23, 2024

Astronomers used JWST to finally solve a 37-year mystery over one of the brightest cosmic explosions ever seen in modern history

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Hunting for a neutron star

To discover what lies at the center of SN 1987A, astronomers needed a telescope big enough and advanced enough to detect evidence of radiation from a hidden neutron star.

Enter the James Webb Space Telescope: the largest, most powerful telescope ever launched into space that is already revolutionizing our understanding of the universe within its first two years of operation.

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