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Last Post 3/25/2020 8:23 AM by  Sabrina Savage
hydrogen conversion
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3/24/2020 1:43 PM
    (from Answer Garden):

    How much energy does the Sun convert?

    Sabrina Savage

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    3/25/2020 8:23 AM
    Great question! Over 4 billion kilograms (or about 500 million tons) of hydrogen is converted to energy every second in the sun's core via fusion. Hard to fathom....

    Here's a nice homework set solution from a Berkeley course where your question is worked out (#2.c.). http://cse.ssl.berkeley.e...0/2000/hw/soln4.html

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