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Catastrophic nova

  1. Jun 17, 2007 #1
    What is catastrophic nova?Why have cosmologist chosen this characteristic for nova?
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  3. Jun 17, 2007 #2

    George Jones

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    I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean catastrophic supernovae and their use in cosmology?
  4. Jun 17, 2007 #3
    you prob'ly mean catastrophic supernovae...if you do, a catastrophic supernova is a very violent explosion of a star that will end up in a black hole or in a neutron star
  5. Jun 20, 2007 #4
    the physics of nova eruption

    Thanks very much.
    Can i ask another question about physics of nova eruption, (I know a few things about converting homogeneous gas to perfect gas but not completely)
    Could anyone explain the physics of vova eruption?
    thanks in advance.
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