Core Collapse and Supernovae. With the support from the core removed, the upper layers of the star collapse. When they hit the new, very hard neutron-star core, they ...
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A nova is an explosion from the surface of a white-dwarf star in a binary star system. A nova occurs when the white dwarf, which is the dense core of a once-normal ...
A supernova is a rare astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a massive star's life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction ...
Abstract . Keywords: nova, supernova, pulsar, black hole, white dwarf. Introduction. Nova (plural novae) comes from the Latin word meaning new.
Novae and supernovae are yet another case of astronomical phenomena that have been given similar names — because they looked similar to the astronomers who named ...
12.5 Supernova Explosions Novae and Supernovae. Observationally, a supernova, like a nova, is a "star" that suddenly increases dramatically in brightness, then slowly ...
A type Ia supernova is a type of supernova that occurs in binary systems (two stars orbiting one another) in which one of the stars is a white dwarf.
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Objects of Interest The universe is more than just stars, dust, and empty space. Explore some of the objects that make up our universe, from our own Sun to ...