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This NASA-Goddard website presents the basic concepts of the supernova. Topics include the different types of supernova, the cause of the explosion, and what happens to the core that is left behind. A vivid pair of images show a part of the night sky before and after a supernova has exploded. Links to definitions, quizzes, and other references are included.
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007
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Keywords: Supernova, black hole, remnants, stars, stellar evolution
Record Creator: Metadata instance created July 11, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated: Aug 23, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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November 17, 2004
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Supernovae, (Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, 2007), <>.
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Supernovae. (2004, November 17). Retrieved November 26, 2021, from Goddard Space Flight Center:
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Goddard Space Flight Center. Supernovae. Greenbelt: Goddard Space Flight Center, November 17, 2004. (accessed 26 November 2021).
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Supernovae. Greenbelt: Goddard Space Flight Center, 2007. 17 Nov. 2004. 26 Nov. 2021 <>.
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