Quasar vs Supernova - What's the difference?

quasar | supernova |

As nouns the difference between quasar and supernova

is that quasar is while supernova is supernova.



(wikipedia quasar)


(en noun)
  • (galaxy) An extragalactic object, starlike in appearance, that is among the most luminous and thought to be the most distant objects in the universe.
  • Synonyms

    * Q * QSO, quasi-stellar object * (dated) QSR, quasi-stellar radio-source * (obsolete) QSS, quasi-stellar source * (obsolete) BSO, blue stellar object

    Derived terms

    * microquasar

    See also

    * AGN, active galactic nucleus * active galaxy * pulsar * RIQ, RLQ, RQQ ----



  • (astronomy) A star which explodes, increasing its brightness to typically a billion times that of our sun, though attenuated by the great distance from our sun. Some leave only debris (Type I); others fade to invisibility as neutron stars (Type II).
  • Derived terms

    * supernova remnant