Our Sun is an Alchemist

Physics, Space Sciences

Date : Nov. 2020

Source : AAAS

The fusion processes which occurs inside the core of any active star like our sun is the source of the generation of energy for all celestial bodies in its vicinity. This process involves the transformation of one element, starting with hydrogen, into heavier elements like helium, bore, carbon, oxygen,… The mechanism involves classical electromagnetism and quantum physics and it is confirmed by measurements from the Earth of the emitted particules called neutrinos. A recent experiment was able to measure for the first time such neutrinos coming from the sun’s second fusion process, called the CNO (Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen) Cycle.

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