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hypernova

/ˈhaɪpəˌnəʊvə/
noun
1.
an exploding star that produces even more energy and light than a supernova
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Contemporary definitions for hypernova
noun

a theoretical type of supernova created when a very large star totally collapses at the end of its life

Examples

A hypernova is purported to be a hundred times more powerful than a supernova.

Word Origin

1975-1999

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