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A '''supernova''' is a large explosion of a [[star]] that sometimes occurs when a star reaches the end of its life cycle, and collapses under its own [[gravity]].
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A '''supernova''' is a type of [[nova]], a large explosion of a [[star]] that sometimes occurs when a star reaches the end of its life cycle, and collapses under its own [[gravity]]. Supernovae, in particular, occur when the large masses of [[supergiant star]]s reach critical levels. ([[CCG]]: ''[[Premiere]]'')
   
During a supernova, much of a star's surface is expelled at speeds up to 1/10th light speed. The remaining core will often become a [[neutron star]] or [[black hole]] depending on the core's mass.
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During a supernova, an explosion that ejects large amounts of [[gas]] and [[solid]] [[matter]] with a considerable amount of [[energy]] occurs, sometimes leaving a remnant of a [[neutron star]] or [[black hole]] within a [[nebula]] of ejected stellar mass.
   
Supernovae are also known to generate [[cosmic storm]]s. ({{c|TOS|UK comic strips, first story arc}})
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==Notable supernovae==
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* [[Beta Stromgren]]
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* [[FGC-SR37-758]]
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* [[Gadani]]
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* [[Ganidra]]
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* [[Gum Nebula]]
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* [[Hobus]]
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* [[Minara]]
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* [[Pantera]]
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* [[Trilex Prime]]
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* [[Vesuvi]]
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* [[Ximega]]
   
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===Unnamed supernovae===
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; [[2230]] : In a distant corner of [[the galaxy]], an unnamed supergiant star went supernova around the [[year]] [[2230]], leaving a neutron star remnant. At roughly the same time, [[Spock]] was born many [[light year]]s distant, on the [[planet]] [[planet Vulcan|Vulcan]]. ({{n1|TOS|{{a|Star Trek (2009)|Star Trek}}}})
   
[[Category:Stellar cartography]]
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==External links==
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* {{memoryalpha}}
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* {{wikipedia}}
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[[category:stellar classification]]

Revision as of 04:32, May 22, 2009

A supernova is a type of nova, a large explosion of a star that sometimes occurs when a star reaches the end of its life cycle, and collapses under its own gravity. Supernovae, in particular, occur when the large masses of supergiant stars reach critical levels. (CCG: Premiere)

During a supernova, an explosion that ejects large amounts of gas and solid matter with a considerable amount of energy occurs, sometimes leaving a remnant of a neutron star or black hole within a nebula of ejected stellar mass.

Notable supernovae

Unnamed supernovae

2230 
In a distant corner of the galaxy, an unnamed supergiant star went supernova around the year 2230, leaving a neutron star remnant. At roughly the same time, Spock was born many light years distant, on the planet Vulcan. (TOS novelization: Star Trek)

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