American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rare celestial phenomenon involving the explosion of most of the material in a star, resulting in an extremely bright, short-lived object that emits vast amounts of energy.
- n. astronomy A star which explodes, increasing its brightness to typically a billion times that of our sun, though attenuated by the great distance from our sun. Some leave only debris (Type I); others fade to invisibility as neutron stars (Type II).
- n. a star that explodes and becomes extremely luminous in the process
- super- + nova (Wiktionary)
“To describe her, she said, don't use the word supernova.”
“When a star explodes in what we call a supernova a large part of the explosion energy is used for accelerating some particles up to extremely high energies", says Helder.”
“The storm, created by the supernova, is a portal to the Orion constellation (or a planet within.)”
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“Her great talent, beauty, brains, her warmth, crackling wit, generosity and welcome smile - all wrapped up in one long-legged supernova is just too damn much for one woman to have - but this lady has it all.”
“We expect that most of the particles are created in supernova explosions in our local galaxy but the cosmic ray particles that have the highest observed energies are assumed to come from unknown sources outside our galaxy.”
“Thus, for our functioning as biological beings we rely on elements formed milliards of years ago in supernova explosions, with the new kind of weak force predicted by the theory contributing in an important way; really a fascinating connection between biology, astrophysics and elementary particle physics.”
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“The gas cloud, now called a supernova remnant, is still expanding and emits radio waves as well as light.”
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