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More than 100 times more luminous than a nova, and capable of outshining all the stars in a typical galaxy, a supernova is the violent, convulsive explosion of a massive star. Two types of explosion can create supernovae. The first occurs in a binary system when a white dwarf siphons off more matter from a companion star than it can support. The dwarf implodes and then rebounds violently from a rigid core in a massive explosion.

 
 
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Novae are a class of cataclysmic variable star. They occur in binary systems made up of a white dwarf and a red giant. Hydrogen gas from the giant is drawn by gravity onto the surface of the white dwarf, and after hundreds or thousands of years, enough material accumulates to trigger a thermonuclear detonation.

 
 
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SEARCHING FOR EXPLOSIONS

Before a nova or supernova can be studied, of course, it must be found. Searches should be methodical and thorough. If you are sweeping an area of sky for novae, say, the sweeps must overlap so that no area is missed. Dark, clear skies are especially important.

 
 
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Novae and supernovae are produced by different processes with dramatically different finales: the violent eruption of a nova may recur, while a supernova signals complete stellar destruction.

 
 
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