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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Some heavy elements are readily formed in the environment created by a supernova, meaning it's easy to explain their abundance in the cosmos.
Thirty years ago, underground detectors registered two dozen elusive subatomic particles called neutrinos after a massive, bloated star exploded as a supernova in a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.
Not surprisingly, sky-watchers are sometimes surprised by Iridium flares and will report seeing an ordinary star mysteriously undergo a sudden surge in brightness, as if that star had exploded as a supernova.
Neutron stars are the dense cores of stars that have previously gone supernova and shed their outer material.
Every supernova is transient by definition—even Russell Westbrook.
Kepler’s supernova was visible to the naked eye in daytime.
This led to its classification as a Type-IIp supernova.
But to boil our oceans, a supernova would need to happen a mere 0.14 light-years away from Earth, the researchers found.
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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
Synonymsblockbuster, megahit, smash, success, hit, winner
Antonymsbomb, bummer, bust, catastrophe, clinker, debacle (also débâcle), dud, failure, fiasco, flop, misfire, turkey, washout
Related Wordsblue chip, blue chipper, corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, pip, prizewinner; gem, jewel, treasure; marvel, natural, phenomenon, sensation, wonder; coup, triumph, victory
Near Antonymsdisappointment, fizzle, lemon, loser
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