type II-P supernova

type II-P supernova

[¦tīp ‚tü ′pē ¦sü·pər¦nō·və]
(astronomy)
A member of a subclass of the type II supernovae that display enduring emission at a nearly constant rate for several months.
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Astronomers checked in on it every so often, eventually classifying the bright object as a type II-P supernova that was already beginning to grow dim.
This analysis indicated that the explosion was what's called a type II-P supernova, and everything about the discovery seemed normal.
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