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Circumstellar and Interstellar Interaction Around SN 1987A

  • Roger A. Chevalier
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Part of the Santa Cruz Summer Workshops in Astronomy and Astrophysics book series (SANTA CRUZ)

Abstract

A remarkable property of SN1987A is that it exploded as a blue star. Because such stars have fast stellar winds, the gas density immediately surrounding the supernova was low and the observable consequences of the initial shock interaction were limited to radio emission over the first few weeks (see [1] for a review). While the shock interaction phenomena have been disappointing, the radiation from the supernova has illuminated a variety of structures in the surrounding medium. Because light travel time effects play a crucial role in interpreting these observations, the phenomena are referred to as light echoes.

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