Deuterium? Nearly killed’em! (HeHeHe)

I realized that I’ve made a few SUNday posts in which I talk about our sun smashing hydrogen into helium, which I’m pretty sure I noted was a gross oversimplification, but still correct. As with pretty much every process in the universe, there’s an easy way to sum something up and a nearly bottomless pit of finer detail down which to plunge.

Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I found this handy diagram that sums it up and will link to a site with a pretty friendly and sorta non-technical explanation of the process.

So simple, a huge ball of gas could do it.

It should be obvious (to anyone that reads this blog) that there’s a lot more going on within stars than just this, but then you also know I like to keep things as simple as possible.

In New England, it’s a beautiful day today! Take some time and go enjoy the pleasant conditions this process allows.


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