an extremely powerful nuclear bomb
Unless it is switched off any attempt to enter the building in which the arming circuit is housed will also trigger the ‘Nova’ bomb circuit.
We didn’t have nova bombs at that time; we couldn’t crack Klendathu open.
Two heavy cruisers, mile-long monoliths whose fields could withstand a nova-bomb, and whose armament could wipe out a system.
Out of the laboratories of the home world came a bomb capable of exploding a sun! A nova bomb, that could erase every trace of life from a system and leave it completely uninhabitable.
PacRim’s been making noises about a nova bomb, but nobody really thinks they're that crazy.
A heartbeat later Vice Admiral Whitcomb’s ploy of slipping the UNSC prototype Nova bomb into Covenant supplies had finally paid off: a star ignited between Joyous Exultation and its moon.
Robert A. Heinlein, Gulf
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