What is nova?

  • (noun): A star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and become more luminous in the process.

Nova

A nova (plural novae) is a cataclysmic nuclear explosion in a white dwarf star. It is caused by the accretion of hydrogen on to the surface of the star, which ignites and starts nuclear fusion in a runaway manner. Novae are not to be confused with supernovae or luminous red novae.

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