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E2-53: STELLAR EVOLUTION - HYDROGEN BURNING 8 years 6 months ago #410

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ID Code: E2-53
Purpose: Provides models for hydrogen burning to produce helium in stars via the proton-proton chain.
Description: Step 1: Two protons (medium size pink balls at the left) meet to form a deuteron (large blue ball), emitting a positron and a neutrino (two small orange balls).
Step 2: The deuteron combines with a proton to form He3 (triplet of pink balls), emitting a photon (not shown in photograph).
Step 3:Two He3 nuclei combine to form He4 (big blue ball) plus two protons (medium size pink balls).

The process then repeats. Note that steps 1 and 2 must occur twice before step 3 can occur.

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