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What is nuclear fussion?


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Nuclear fusion is the opposite of fission. Rather than using uranium or other rare earth metals, Nuclear fusion involves the combining of two hydrogen atoms into a single helium atom. Fusion doesn't create dangerous nuclear wastes and uses a highly abundant element (hydrogen). Comparable to the sun's energy, fusion creates much more energy that nuclear fission, but as of now, scientists cannot sustain it for more that a few seconds due to the specific conditions that must exist in the reactor