The area of northern virginia that borders Washington D.C. Fairfax, Arlington, Annadale and Alexandria. The NOVA area is completly diffrent than your average southern virginia with more of an East Coast attitude as opposed to slow pace attitude of the rest of virginia. People from NOVA proudly distingish themselvs from the rest of virgnia as being more urbanized and modern.
Jake: Your from Virgina ? You must do nothing but tip cows all day..
Tim: Its not even like that, I am from NOVA man we dont have cows anywhere around here.
Noun (astrophysics terminology): the catastrophic self-destruction of a "main sequence" stellar body via a runaway nuclear fusion reaction caused by the accretion of hydrogen atoms over time, surpassing the star's ability to burn off the accreted hydrogen prior to the initiation of the reaction.
The Crab Nebula was originally thought to be the product of a nova explosion, but is now known to be the result of the supernova of star Taurus-A.