What's a Hypernova ?

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Offline neilep

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What's a Hypernova ?
« on: 05/03/2006 22:32:02 »
We all known that Supernovas are called so because posh people think exploding stars are ' simply super '....but what's a Hypernova ?

Is it a Supernova with too much adrenalin  !!

What is it !! ?

I want to know because I want to know...thanks.

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Re: What's a Hypernova ?
« Reply #1 on: 05/03/2006 22:35:47 »
In an attempt to re-create the success of Champagne Supernova, Oasis will be releasing Heineken Hypernova [:D]
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Re: What's a Hypernova ?
« Reply #2 on: 05/03/2006 22:38:29 »
Well........I'm convinced !!...........Thanks Eth !!

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Re: What's a Hypernova ?
« Reply #3 on: 06/03/2006 01:37:05 »
A hypernova is young, small nova in dire need of Ridilen.

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Re: What's a Hypernova ?
« Reply #4 on: 06/03/2006 01:38:55 »
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Originally posted by neilepbut what's a Hypernova ?


This is a nice compact explanation:

The hypernovae have brought in a surprising new perspective. The term "hypernova" has a confused etymological history and means different things to different astrophysicists. Bohdan Paczynski of Princeton University used it to refer to the very bright events associated with the newly discovered optical counterparts to cosmic gamma-ray bursts. These are much brighter than supernovae. Then supernova researchers used it to describe Supernova 1998-bw. This event is strongly suspected to have been the source of a gamma-ray burst, but one very nearby in gamma-ray burst terms, only 120 million light-years, not the billions of light-years we have learned are typical.

Source:http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/astronomy/astrobizarre_000928.html


Ah those delightful civilisation destroying, havoc wreaking, extinction level event initiating, gamma-ray bursters are at it again.
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Re: What's a Hypernova ?
« Reply #5 on: 06/03/2006 15:49:19 »
THANK you Ophiolite, and thanks for the link.
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