noun, plural su·per·no·vas, su·per·no·vae [soo-per-noh-vee]. /ˌsu pərˈnoʊ vi/. Astronomy.
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What they’re finding is that without turbulence, collapsing stars may never form supernovas at all.
While the overall number of supernovae checks out, they’re in all the wrong places.Stars are dying all across the galaxy—why don’t we see them?|Charlie Wood|December 16, 2020|Popular Science
A detection of either one might be an early sign of a supernova.Betelgeuse went dark, but didn’t go supernova. What happened?|Lisa Grossman|November 29, 2020|Science News
She’s getting a closeup look at the physics of exploding stars, or supernovas, a phenomenon so immense that its power is difficult to put into words.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
Astronomers describe these celestial fireworks as a supernova.
I know that gold, for example, is made from the death of a star—a supernova.
They were two artists at the pinnacle of their careers combining their respective star powers into one nearly blinding supernova.
Other theories hold that it was a supernova or an alignment of two or three planets.
Mr. Luma de Oliveira, they called him, after his supernova wife, whom he later divorced.The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista|Mac Margolis|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mr. Luma de Oliveira, they called him, after his supernova (now ex-) wife.The Brutal Fall of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista|Mac Margolis|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It could keep out the terrific heat of a supernova, but couldn't keep in the heat of the planet after the supernova had died.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
Once a Beowulfer vanished in a supernova flash, and when the ball of incandescence widened to nothing the ship was gone.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
She wasn't much to look at—not ugly, just small, brunette, and unspectacular—but she was a supernova of an assistant.Industrial Revolution|Poul William Anderson
He gestured furiously toward the fuselage of the old Supernova.By Proxy|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for supernova
noun plural -vae (-viː) or -vas
Scientific definitions for supernova
Plural supernovae (sōō′pər-nō′vē) supernovas
Cultural definitions for supernova
A large star in its death throes that suddenly explodes, increasing many thousands of times in brightness.