Question: Is there such thing as a Hyper Nova?

Keywords: ,

  1. There certainly is, they are a type of supernova, called a type 1c supernova.

    They are caused due to the collapse of massive stars (at least 100 times bigger than our sun), and Steven will correct me if I am wrong, but are thought responsible for long duration gamma-ray bursts.


  2. I have no idea! Not my end of the size scale apparently.


  3. Indeed Dustin, the current thinking is that hypernova are responsible for some type of gamma-ray bursts. It is thought they produce a very fast jet of material that, when directed towards us on the Earth, appears very bright, so that we see an intense flash of gamma-ray radiation.