Artist's illustration of SN1987A (IMAGE) National Radio Astronomy Observatory Caption This artist's illustration of Supernova 1987A shows the dusty inner regions of the exploded star's remnants (red), in which a neutron star might be hiding. This inner region is contrasted with the outer shell (blue), where the energy from the supernova is colliding (green) with the envelope of gas ejected from the star prior to its powerful detonation. Credit NRAO/AUI/NSF, B. Saxton Usage Restrictions https://public.nrao.edu/media-use/ License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.