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Tag: Nova

In this illustration, a white dwarf star and a red giant star orbit each other, resulting in a nova similar to the T Coronae Borealis nova that is seen every 80 years. Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Novas Vs. Supernovas: What’s The Difference?

Tuesday June 18th
Adler Planetarium Staff

What is the difference between a nova and a supernova, and what causes them to explode? Adler Astronomer, Dr. Geza Gyuk explains.


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