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Sci Fi/Sci Fact - Supernovae

A supernova (pl. supernovae or supernovas) is a powerful and luminous stellar explosion that occurs during the last evolutionary stages of a massive star or when a white dwarf is triggered into runaway nuclear fusion.  Supernovae have been featured in many works of fiction.

Jan Eldridge, Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Auckland explores the use of supernovae (or exploding/dying stars) in fiction.

Sci FiSci Fact Jan Eldridge

April 16, 2022