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  • noun astronomy The gravitational collapse of a massive star to form a black hole


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  • Fraser: Okay, so a hypernova is a supernova that also has a gamma-ray burst.

    Astronomy Cast 2008

  • Such "hypernova" by definition are one hundred times more luminous than ordinary supernova.

    Superbright Supernova First Observed of Antimatter Variety | Universe Today 2009

  • My point is that the gamma ray observations would be conclusive proof of the hypernova scenario.

    Superbright Supernova First Observed of Antimatter Variety | Universe Today 2009

  • "Gamma-ray bursts and hypernova-which have energies more than 10 times that of supernova-are known to be some of the most energetic and explosive events in the universe, but the detailed explosion mechanism and nature of their progenitors are still unknown," says Yamaguchi.

    innovations-report 2010

  • Certain rare stars, type 11 stars, are core-collapse hypernova that generate deadly gamma ray bursts (GRBs).

    RO.RSS 2010

  • So, we're looking at a pretty "pure case" of massive star formation, fuel burning and some kind of hypernova.

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  • Eta Carina could potentially be a hypernova, but its poles aren't pointed toward us.

    Astronomy Cast 2008

  • So even if Eta Carina turns out to be the right type of supernova to become a hypernova and a gamma-ray burst, we're okay because it's not pointed at us.

    Astronomy Cast 2008

  • They are possibly generated the collapse of a massive star that does not present the characteristics of a supernova or hypernova, or by the merger of two white dwarfs

    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com 2008

  • Pamela: A hypernova is one of the things that we call the sub-class of supernova that form gamma-ray bursts.

    Astronomy Cast 2008


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  • nova, kilonova, supernova, and hypernova can all be used as verbs.

    April 18, 2018