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nova

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Astronomy
novano‧va /ˈnəʊvə $ ˈnoʊ-/ noun (plural novas or novae /-viː/) [countable] 🔊 🔊 HAa star which explodes and suddenly becomes much brighter for a short time supernova
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novaApparently a nova is a close binary system, made up of a cool, normal star and a White Dwarf.Pool will use the outer planets to create the illusion of a nova.I have heard congregations sing to the beat of salsa, bossa nova, country western, and a dozen other tempos.Here, attempts to bossa nova merely produced a self-conscious lateral sway.But before Rainbow can reply, a star goes nova on her near-side window, courtesy of a broken brick.They can not be predicted, and amateurs have a fine record in nova hunting.The only object of interest is the recurrent nova T Pyxidis.
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