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E = mc2—Energy for a Star’s Life

Lecture no. 13 from the course: The Life and Death of Stars

E = mc2—Energy for a Star’s Life

Taught by Professor Keivan G. Stassun | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Probe the physics of nuclear fusion, which is the process that powers stars by turning mass into energy, according to Einstein’s famous equation. Then examine two lines of evidence that show what’s happening inside the sun, proving that nuclear reactions must indeed be taking place.

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