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Nuclear Fusion

  Nuclear fusion is where two nuclei combine resulting in a displacement of energy. The fusion of hydrogen atoms into helium specifically is what powers the energy output of the sun. This can only occur under the most extreme conditions – typically, the positively charged nuclei of two atoms repel each other quite strongly, and … Continue reading Nuclear Fusion Continue reading Continue reading

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Stars: How to Make Just About Everything

You may be familiar with the Periodic Table, which lists every type of atom (referred to as ‘elements’) in the universe. Each of the elements is formed by combining subatomic building blocks in different ways. One of the most important element-creating events in the Universe was Big Bang nucleosynthesis, the period about 10 seconds to … Continue reading Stars: How to Make Just About Everything Continue reading Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion in the Sun

Nuclear fusion is the process in which the Sun and all other stars generate energy through the combination of light atoms into heavier ones. The nuclear fusion in most stars is carried out in proton-proton fusion. In the first step, two protons fused together to create a proton-neutron core and emitting a neutrino and positron. … Continue reading Nuclear Fusion in the Sun Continue reading Continue reading

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Finding Nuclear Fusion

Before the advent of Modern Science and its ability to explain natural phenomena relatively well, we had no idea how the Sun actually worked. Scientists had no idea that the Sun was just a giant ball of really hot gas that’s able to generate light using its own mass. However, over the course of time … Continue reading Finding Nuclear Fusion Continue reading Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion

When it comes down to it, nuclear fusion is the basis for all life. Nuclear fusion is the combination of two atoms. This combination produces energy in the form of mass, and new elements with more protons than those that were used to create that element. Fusion happens on the sun due to the high … Continue reading Nuclear Fusion Continue reading Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion

When it comes down to it, nuclear fusion is the basis for all life. Nuclear fusion is the combination of two atoms. This combination produces energy in the form of mass, and new elements with more protons than those that were used to create that element. Fusion happens on the sun due to the high … Continue reading Nuclear Fusion Continue reading Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion

When it comes down to it, nuclear fusion is the basis for all life. Nuclear fusion is the combination of two atoms. This combination produces energy in the form of mass, and new elements with more protons than those that were used to create that element. Fusion happens on the sun due to the high … Continue reading Nuclear Fusion Continue reading Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion Powering Earth

The core of the Sun is at such extreme temperature and pressure that in that core hydrogen atoms are constantly fusing into helium and giving off massive amounts of energy. The Sun fuses about 4.25 million metric tonnes of hydrogen every second, which provides a power generation of 3.8 x 10^26 watts. By contrast, the […]Continue reading Continue reading

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enough energy to power the world forever

for years people have been advocating for countless alternative ways to generate energy to power our ever-industrializing world (hint: fossil fuels are unsustainable!!) whereas nuclear fission generates massive amounts of electricity by splitting atoms apart but also generating radioactive waste, fusion is incredibly pristine and produces no waste byproducts! it is, after all, the process … Continue reading enough energy to power the world forever Continue reading Continue reading

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Nuclear Fusion in the Sun

At the core of the Sun, and every other Sun like star, a process called fusion takes place. Fusion describes a process where light elements, such as hydrogen, get fused together to form heavier elements, like helium. Fusion happens due to the intense pressure of gravity acting on the suns mass. A byproduct of this […] Continue reading Continue reading

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