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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And using a telescope on his roof, an Italian locksmith was able to discover the first burst of light from the supernova explosion of a massive star.
With the reopening of both LIGO and Virgo late this year, the next big discovery on Weiss’s wish list is the signal from a collapsing star—something that astronomers might also observe as a type of supernova.
Morphing into supernova Playoff LeBron, the four-time MVP scored 20 of his game-high 46 points in the first quarter, setting the tone.
Meanwhile, Dame and C.J. are liable to win a game themselves by going supernova from three.
In other words, supernova remnants, what's left over when a star explodes, contain the essential elements for life.
The world’s best achievers in all the spheres of music, film, Broadway, and fashion, as well as simple supernova personalities.
The astrophysicist and his colleagues were studying Hubble images of a supernova called SN Refsdal.
Yellow supergiants can exist between ten to a hundred thousand years before going 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.
SUPERNOVA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of supernova for English Language Learners
astronomy : the explosion of a star that causes the star to become extremely bright
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