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nuclear fusion

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(Nuclear Physics) a reaction in which two nuclei combine to form a nucleus with the release of energy. Sometimes shortened to: fusion Compare nuclear fission See also thermonuclear reaction
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Noun1.nuclear fusion - a nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
cold fusion - nuclear fusion at or near room temperatures; claims to have discovered it are generally considered to have been mistaken
nuclear reaction - (physics) a process that alters the energy or structure or composition of atomic nuclei
thermonuclear reaction - a nuclear fusion reaction taking place at very high temperatures (as in the sun)
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org/wiki/Hans_Bethe) Hans Bethe  then worked out some of the more complex nuances of the hydrogen fusion chain, and the evidence of the sun's composition continued to mount up.
Then the core would cool, returning the hydrogen shell to the ignition point and switching hydrogen fusion on again.
Brown dwarfs, first seen in 1995, occupy a murky ground between planets and full-fledged stars, lacking the mass needed to sustain hydrogen fusion in their cores.
Both stars in the new binary system are "brown dwarfs," which are stars that are too small in mass to ever become hot enough to ignite hydrogen fusion.
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This means that because it has such a low gravitational energy and mass, the dwarf was never able to sustain hydrogen fusion reactions in its core, which creates scorching high surface temperatures like 5,500 degrees Celsius on our own sun (a fairly low temperature compared to other stellar bodies).
It's time that hydrogen fusion was developed, which encompasses professor Albert Einstein's proven theories of relativity and was engineered to quieten aircraft engines.