Nova

Definition

n. a star that increases thousands of times in brightness and then fades

Synonyms

orb

star

absolute magnitude

Antonyms

malnova

Sentences

As matter builds in the space between stars, matter can be ejected from the system as a nova.


The difference between a nova and a supernova is that a supernova marks the end of a stars life, while a nova marks the beginning.

Kepler's Nova
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Animation: The Early Flash of an Exploding Star, Caught by Kepler