How to Pronounce Novae?

Correct pronunciation for the word "Novae" is [nˈɒviː], [nˈɒviː], [n_ˈɒ_v_iː].

"Novae" in context

Novae are stellar explosions that cause an increase in brightness of up to 10,000 times that of the original star. During a nova event, the outer layers of the star are ejected, leaving the core intact. Novae typically occur when two stars, either a white dwarf and a red giant or two white dwarfs, come close together, causing material to be drawn from one star to the other. This material accumulates on the surface of one of the stars, causing it to heat up and eventually trigger a nuclear reaction. This nuclear reaction causes the star to swell, brightening significantly and releasing hot gases in all directions.

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