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Unformatted text preview: has been recreated on the Earth using various technologies. In both cases matter is converted to energy () Fusion reactions that take place in the sun. Proton-Proton I chain One of a number of thermonuclear processes that takes place at the suns core. <The weight of one He is less than the four H it takes to make it, why?> The mass is turned into energy. 1 He is 0.7% less than 4 H atoms. At this rate of consumption the sun will last another 10 billion years or so. Main sequence stars are at least 90% H. Proton-Proton II and III chains reactions also take place at the core. Carbon-Nitrogen-Oxygen chain (CNO)...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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