A nova is an explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star. A supernova is a star that explodes.
Nova is a science television program aired by P.B.S.
There are several characters in the Marvel universe that bear the name Nova: Richard Rider, Sam Alexander, and Frankie Rae.
Nova was a human female in the movie Planet of the Apes.
In ABC's Once Upon a Time, Nova was a fairy. She wanted to become a fairy godmother, and had a romance with Dreamy, a dwarf later known as Grumpy.
Nova was a novel by Samuel R. Delaney published in 1968. The Nova Trilogy was a series of novels by William S. Burroughs.
Nova is the latin word for 'new'. In 2014, Nova was the 215th most popular name for girls in the U.S.