Hypernova - Universe Today
[/caption] Nova, “new star”; supernova, a “super” nova; hypernova, a super-duper, or super super, nova! This word appeared in the astronomical literature at least as early as 1982, and refers to a kind of core-collapse supernova far brighter (>100 times) than usual; its meaning has changed somewhat, and today generally refers to the core collapse … Continue reading "Hypernova"