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A nova (plural novae or novas) is a cataclysmic nuclear explosion on a white dwarf, which ... In 2010 scientists using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope were surprised to discover, for the ...

What is a nova? (Beginner) - Curious About Astronomy? Ask an ...


Jun 27, 2015 ... A nova is a strong, rapid increase in the brightness of a star. ... (Beginner) · If spacetime is curved, is it possible for us to look into space and see ...

Astronomy: What is a Nova?


Nov 25, 2010 ... Earlier it was thought that Supernova is a kind of very bright Nova and hence the name. Nova happens very often in the space, not like a ...

Novae and Supernovae | StarDate Online


A nova is an explosion from the surface of a white-dwarf star in a binary star system. ... The star's outer layers “rebound” violently, blasting into space at several ...

Nova Star Explosion Is Visible to the Naked Eye ... - Space.com


Aug 21, 2013 ... A dazzling star explosion discovered in the night sky last week is the brightest nova seen from Earth in at least five years and it's visible now to ...

NOVA | Archive | Space | PBS


Listing of NOVA Web sites by subject - Space. ... This archive of companion sites to NOVA broadcasts is no longer being updated. To see new content, go to ...

New Nova In the Night Sky: A Star Explosion Explained - Space.com


Aug 19, 2013 ... Stargazers are thrilled over the surprise appearance of a star explosion, known as a nova, in the night sky last week, but there is more to this ...

Going Nova: Star Explosions Unleash Gamma-Ray ... - Space.com


Jul 31, 2014 ... The star V407 Cyg explodes in a nova (left) while circling a neighboring red giant star in this still from a NASA animation depicting the star ...

Hibernating-Star Explosion Provides 1st Evidence of Nova Cycle


Aug 17, 2016 ... Artist's portrayal of a classical nova explosion. ... Email Hanneke Weitering at hweitering@space.com or follow her @hannekescience. Follow ...

Astronomy's Oldest Known 'Nova' a Cosmic Case of ... - Space.com


Mar 23, 2015 ... The remnant of CK Vulpeculae, previously known as the oldest recorded nova. Shown here, CK Vulpeculae is surrounded by a dusty torus ...

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What is a nova? - About Space


May 29, 2012 ... It might not be super, but it's still a very impressive explosion.

What Is a Supernova? | NASA


A supernova is the explosion of a star -- the largest explosion that takes place in space.

nova | astronomy | Britannica.com


Nova, plural Novas, orNovae, any of a class of exploding stars whose .... or False Quiz at Encyclopedia Britannica to test your knowledge of space and celestial ...