Where Does The Sun Get Its Energy?

The sun has been producing light for about five billion years but where does all its energy come from? The most common idea is that the sun is burning gas – like a giant fireball in the sky. If this were true, the sun would have gone out long ago. So how is the sun actually fuelling itself? It is converting its own mass into energy. By combining protons (the nucleus of hydrogen) into helium, it squeezes some mass into energy – 4.3 billion kg per second. It is Einstein’s famous E=mc^2 which gives us the quantitative relationship between mass and energy, where c is the speed of light.
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23 thoughts on “Where Does The Sun Get Its Energy?”

  1. lets put it this way no one has gone to the sun and walked around and take samples… I'm sure some of today's so-called scientist would claim they did but in the real world, I call B.S what they claim is pure speculation and some scientists who are atheists will claim pork comes from cows just to deny there is a creator who designed the universe…Keep this in mind and you'll understand things .."All things are held together and sustained by the power of God's word"… that would be with a period at the end

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  2. (at)Vertitasium literally everything you're talking about is false.

    Sorry to break the news to you. The earth is a flat plane. The Sun and the Moon circumnavigate the earth. The earth is fixed and stationary. The earth is not spinning.

    You are way too educated for your own good it literally made you a retard. A product of the education system. Forget everything you ever learned. You are SPEWING NONSENSE, THEORITICAL, UNVERIFIABLE, NON EXPERIMENTAL GARBAGE!

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  3. Well that answers one of my questions…how can hydrogen in the sun burn without an oxidizer. Question two was how can a burn take place in a vacuum?

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  4. the big bang never happened… but the big conversion did. Energy is being converted into matter/mass and the Cosmic Background Radiation is the point at which this is happening

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  5. I love how the sun is a ball of plasma but all that Plasma is the result of a Nuclear explosion that last billions of years ? How does a Nuclear explosion have Solar cycles ? Hmmmm could it possibly be that just maybe all that plasma is just plasma ? since when does plasma need a never ending nuclear explosion to exist ? Nothing about our Sun resembles observed nuclear explosions on Earth. we can create a star in a lab and no nuclear detonation is needed just plain old electromagnetism, it even throws little miniature flares

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  6. I hope that tje people showcased on these episodes aren't an accurate representation of the population as a whole cause… they stooped

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  7. This video completely ignores one primary function of the sun.  It's super massive electromagnetic field affecting the entire solar system.  This field is so powerful that planets cannot escape their orbits.  The sun has a north and south pole, you put the rest together because I am tired.  Oh, if you think the electromagnetic field has nothing to do with proton collision, talk the scientists at CERN.  Just ask them what they require for electromagnetic power just to collide two protons.

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