Definitions for "HYPERNOVA"
A phenomena new to astronomy discussions. It occurs as the result of a supermassive star undergoing an explosion more power than a supernova. Almost all of the energy generated by the explosion is in the gamma-ray range of the electromagnetic spectrum. It results in the formation of a black hole.
a theoretical type of supernova produced when exceptionally large stars collapse at the end of
a theorized type of supernova or exploding star