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    do the atoms in the sun constantly crash into each other to create leakage of heat and light?


    is there any truth to the following statement :

    "Heat, light and the nuclear chain reaction co-exist at the moment of fusion"


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    Quote Originally Posted by richard_2017 View Post
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    do the atoms in the sun constantly crash into each other to create leakage of heat and light?
    Well, there aren't really any atoms. At the temperature in the sun, they are dissociated into ions. But hydrogen ions (protons) crash into each other causing fusion to helium which generates heat and light.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella...ydrogen_fusion

    is there any truth to the following statement :

    "Heat, light and the nuclear chain reaction co-exist at the moment of fusion"
    It is too vague a statement to be true or false, really.


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    Ignorant bollocks, can we Trash this fools "contributions" please?

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    Done. As promised elsewhere.
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