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Hypernova or Superluminous supernova is a more powerful version of Supernova, these explosions shine brighter, and are much more violent, often being caused when the nucleus of a star collapses, taking its outer layers, and turning into a black hole, or stars with intense instability.

Some examples of Hypernovas are SN 2006gy, SN 1998bw, and SN2005gl.

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