The progenitor of SN1987A

@article{Gilmozzi1987ThePO,
  title={The progenitor of SN1987A},
  author={Roberto Gilmozzi and Angelo Cassatella and Jean Clavel and Claes Fransson and Ricardo Gonzalez and C{\'e}cile Gry and Nino Panagia and Antonio Talavera and Willem Wamsteker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1987},
  volume={328},
  pages={318-320}
}
One of the reasons why the bright supernova SN1987A is of such importance is the fact that its proximity would allow for the first time, the identification of a supernova progenitor star. Attempts to establish which star was the progenitor have led to uncertainties, however. Here we use spatial and spectroscopic information from International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE) spectra in the range 1,150–1,950Å to demonstrate that Sk–69 202, the star coinciding positionally with the Large Magellanic… 

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