Examples of supernova in a Sentence
tragically, a shoulder injury cut short the pitching career of one of baseball's brightest supernovas
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An amateur astronomer in Argentina has done something no scientist has ever been able to do—capture the first burst of light from the supernova explosion of a massive star.
The program, named for pioneering Caltech astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky, who discovered 120 supernovas over his lifetime, places Palomar at the center of a network of observatories across the globe.
The researchers believe that FRB 121102 could be a young neutron star enshrouded by gas and dust from the preceding supernova explosion.
Complicating matters further, the followup observations identified five points where the supernova brightened by as much as 50 percent.
The al-Yamani texts record the supernova rising about a half hour after sunset.
Unlike a supernova, a star undergoing nova doesn’t fully explode; only its atmosphere does.
And this was for the whole bowl of ramen — a state championship supernova.
This led to its classification as a Type-IIp supernova.
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Did You Know?
A nova, despite its name, isn't actually a "new" star, but rather one that wasn't noticed until it exploded, when it may increase in brightness by a million times before returning to its previous state a few days later. A supernova is far larger; a star in its supernova state may emit a billion times as much light as previously. After a few weeks it begins to dim, until it eventually ceases to exist; it's often replaced by a black hole. (Though remains that were shot out into space may survive; those of a great supernova seen in A.D. 1054 are now known as the Crab Nebula.) All this may serve as a warning to those human stars whose fame explodes too rapidly; supernovas of this kind have sometimes vanished by the following year.
Origin and Etymology of supernova
First Known Use: 1932See Words from the same year
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