A nova was a type of stellar explosion. A supernova was a very large nova.
Several different people, organizations, places, and things throughout the galaxy have been named after this phenomenon:
- Novacom, Alderaanian HoloNet provider.
- Nova-Drive, a small Mid Rim-based starship manufacturer.
- The Triple Nova Casino, a gambling establishment on Abregado-rae.
- Nova Orion Industries
Military and paramilitary units:
- The 21st Nova Corps, later known as the Galactic Marines.
- The Ailon Nova Guard, a mercenary group based on the planet Ailon.
- Crimson Nova, an incarnation of the Bounty Hunters' Guild.
- Dark novatroopers, an advanced dark trooper variant.
- Nova Force, a mercenary unit led by Willum Kamaran.
- Nova Squadron, a Rebel B-wing starfighter squadron.
- The Nova Core, a New Republic organization for elite scouts within the Bureau of Scouting and Exploration Services.
- Novatroopers, a mysterious group of warriors said to wear black stormtrooper armor.
- Nova crystals, the valuable but quite common mineral.
- The Nova Crystal, a black glassy crystal that was much sought after for its unknown powers.
- The Nova-class battle cruiser
- Kestrel Nova, a pirate freighter captured by the Jedi on Taanab.
- Nova, a New Republic carrier-cruiser assigned to Corva sector.
- Nova Prince, a ship used by the exiles of the Red Nebula.
- Nova Viper, the ship owned by Spurch Goa.
- Red Nova, another pirate cruiser, affiliated with the Invids.
- The YKL-37R Nova Courier
- Nova on Wikipedia
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