novae novae

Definition(s):

  • (n) a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and become more luminous in the process

Usage(s):

  1. Ordinary novae attain a maximum brightness about 25,000 times that of the sun.
  2. For novae, especially repeating novae, attract astronomers as porch lights attract June bugs.
  3. Such novae throw off tremendously hot shells of gas, then subside irregularly and gradually to something like their former faintness.

News

  • Open house celebrates vacant building’s rebirth

    Columbia City officials are celebrating a $1 million business investment that has transformed a vacant, 70-year-old building into an active operation. Novae Corp. moved into the building more than 18 months ago, but the place is only now fit for company, President Steve Bermes said.
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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