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Answered 2010-10-13 15:52:10

The sun actually is a giant nuclear fusion reactor, not fission like you see here on earth. The difference is that on earth, we can split atoms to break bonds and release energy. The result is weapons and electricity and nuclear waste. The sun however fuses atoms together to make new ones. An example of this is two hydrogen---->1 helium, 1 helium and one hydrogen----> one Lithium, etc. Energy is again released when the atomic bonds are broken and atoms remade, though no nuclear waste this time.

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Is the sun Nuclear?

Yes. The Sun is an enormous nuclear fusion reactor.

What atom makes the Sun shine?

There is no atom that makes the Sun shine. The Sun is essentially a giant nuclear reactor primarily composed of hydrogen and helium. Nuclear fusion occurs in the sun fusing hydrogen atoms into helium, releasing enormous amounts of energy as heat and light.

Where does the sun appear on earth?

The sun is in outer space above the earth. The earth rotates around the sun. It is not on the earth. It is millions of miles from the earth. The sun is a giant nuclear fusion reactor and will burn up the earth in seconds, if the earth were nearer to the sun than the planet mercury.

What is the sun actually?

It's a massive ball of Hydrogen which is constantly being turned into helium (about 600 million tons per second). It's essentially a giant nuclear fusion reactor.

What is different between sun and moon?

The sun is a giant nuclear fusion reactor and everything in the solar system orbits around it or is pulled into it by the sun's gravity and is destroyed. The sun gives off heat, light and radiation. The moon is a rock that orbits the earth.

What is the difference between the nuclear reactions taking place in the sun and in a nuclear reactor?

the suns nuclear reactions happen at extreme temperatures we do it at lower temps

Why does the sun create more heat than a nuclear bomb or nuclear reactor?

Because of the size of the sun, there is not enough chemicals on earth to compare to what the sun holds, besides no one has ever gone to the sun to do research on it.

How are nuclear reactions that take place in the sun different from the nuclear reactions that take place in a nuclear reactor?

sun, fusion of hydrogen nuclei making helium nuclei (not radioactive)nuclear reactor, fission of uranium nuclei making a wide variety of different fission product isotopes having mass numbers from 72 to 161 (all very radioactive)

What kind of energy does the sun take in?

The sun can be described as a nuclear fusion reactor - converting hydrogen into helium under intense heat and pressure.

4 examples of nuclear energy?

Four examples of nuclear energy are listed below. 1. The Sun (fusion) 2. The A-bomb 3. The H-bomb 4. The nuclear fission reactor

What is the examples of energy produce nuclear reactor?

If you mean energy produced by nuclear reactors, then "heat" and "light" would be the answers (Just think of the sun)

How is the sun related to nuclear energy?

The sun is a star, and it is also a nuclear fusion reactor. It is fusing hydrogen into helium to create energy via what we call the proton-proton nuclear reaction. Our local star has been doing this for billions of years, and will continue to do so for billions more.

Define nuclear fusion and nuclear fission?

Nuclear fusion is the joining up of two smaller nuclei into one larger, in our sun it is the fusion of hydrogen which produces helium, and releases energy. Nuclear fission is the splitting of the nucleus of uranium which releases energy, as in a nuclear reactor.

Why do the stars twinkle in the sky?

because they are giant spheres of gas that radiate the energy from constant nuclear fusion. In other words, they are like the sun, but farther away.

What is the difference between the nuclear reactions taking place in the sun and the nuclear reactions taking place in a nuclear reactor?

The sun's nuclear reactions are fusion reactions at extremely high temperatures and pressures, while the nuclear reactor's nuclear reactions are fission reactions at typical temperatures and pressures for earth.

Where can you find nuclear energy?

Nuclear energy is found in nuclear power plants and in stars like the sun.

What type of power does nuclear fission have?

Fusion power is the power generated by the nuclear fusion processes. Fusion power is a primary area of researc in plasma physics. For example, the sun is a natural fusion reactor.

Does nuclear energy come from the sun?

Yes and No. The Sun is a large nuclear fusion reactor. Also, all of our energy ultimately, in one form or another, comes from the Sun, or from the remnants of the accretion process that created the Sun and Solar System. More technically correct, however, is the statement that nuclear energy comes from the release of binding energy (Strong Atomic Force) within the nucleus of atoms.

Which of planets is an immense fusion reactor in space?

None of the planets is a fusion reactor. The sun is a fusion reactor but it is not a planet.

Which planets are similar in composition to the sun?

Jupiter!Jupiter is a gas giant. It is made of hydrogen and helium like the Sun. Scientists believe that Jupiter is actually a failed star, which did not have enough mass for nuclear reactions that power a star.

Does the energy for evaporation come from the sun?

99.9% of Earth's energy comes from the Sun. It is usual, especially in the natural water cycle for the energy to evaporate water to come from the Sun. Of course you could also use the heat from a nuclear reactor.

Why will the sun become a red giant?

After it uses up most of its hydrogen and helium fuel in nuclear fusion, it will start to produce more energy. Because of this, gravity will no longer be able to 'contain' the plasma being pushed outward by nuclear reactions inside the sun and its outerlayer will be pushed out, becoming a red giant.

Which is earths sun a yellow star or a red giant?

A yellow star. The Sun is definitely not a red giant; if it were to swell to the size of a red giant (like Antares, for example), our Earth would end up inside the Sun.

What re the phenomena involved about the sun?

Sun, you can say is a huge nuclear reactor in which a constant & rapid nuclear fusion takes place.Hydrogen is the basic constituent of any star which it use as a fuel for nuclear fusion to give higher elements with realease of energy due to mass defect. this, Fusion takes place all along the sun & hence enormous amount of energy is released.hence,nuclear fusion is the phenomena that keeps the star alive!

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