Time Magazine Contents Page

Magazine Contents Page MARCH 23, 1987 Vol. 129 No. 12

COVER: The brightest supernova in 60

383 years exhilarates astronomers

Light from a star that exploded when man' s ancestors were still working with stone tools reaches earth after a 170,000- year journey. Scientists are elatedly studying it because they believe such flaring stars account for the creation of elements, the birth of new stars and perhaps some of the mutations that drive the evolution of terrestrial life. See SCIENCE.

NATION: A death pact among four youths 12

dramatizes the problem of teen suicide

As a New Jersey town asks how it could happen, experts fear that others will seek similar...

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