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Examines the role of nuclear fusion in the life cycle of stars, and what particle accelerators reveal.

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    Star Power

    Star Power

    by CK-12 //basic
    Examines nuclear fusion in stars and simulated in particle accelerators.
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    Stars - Example 1

    Stars - Example 1

    by CK-12 //basic
    What Are Stars?
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    Stars - Example 2

    Stars - Example 2

    by CK-12 //basic
    The Sun
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    Nuclear Fusion

    Nuclear Fusion

    by CK-12 //basic
    An animation showing the hydrogen fusion that happens in the Sun.
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    Star Power Quiz - MS ES

    Star Power Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews the process of nuclear fusion, the source of a star's energy, and the purpose of particle accelerators.
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  • Real World Application
    Discovery at CERN

    Discovery at CERN

    by CK-12 //basic
    The Higgs boson is important because it gives objects mass. Scientsts predicted that it existed and built CERN to test that hypothesis. They discovered it in July 2012.
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    Tsar Bomba

    Tsar Bomba

    by CK-12 //basic
    The largest manmade explosion in history was Tsar Bomba, a nuclear weapon developed and tested by the Soviet Union. The sun works similarly to a fusion bomb but with many key differences.
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    And in the End

    And in the End

    by CK-12 //basic
    Describes the future of our Sun and planet Earth.
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