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written by Rob Scharein
This simulation illustrates the general conditions necessary to begin fusion in the sun and other stars. You can vary the amount of hydrogen and the temperature in order to start a reaction. Click the "Instructions" button in the top right hand corner for more information on fusion and what the simulation shows. Java is required to use this applet.

Please note that this resource requires Java Applet Plug-in.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Modern Physics
- Nuclear Physics
= Nuclear Reactions
- Informal Education
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Simulation
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- application/java
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 1999 Rob Scharein
Has a copyright or other licensing restriction.
Keywords: fusion, stars
Record Creator: Metadata instance created March 31, 2010 by Raina Khatri
Record Updated: Oct 02, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
October 4, 1999
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R. Scharein, Fusion in the Sun!, (1999), <>.
APA Format
Scharein, R. (1999, October 4). Fusion in the Sun!. Retrieved June 3, 2020, from
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Scharein, Rob. Fusion in the Sun!. October 4, 1999. (accessed 3 June 2020).
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Scharein, Rob. Fusion in the Sun!. 1999. 4 Oct. 1999. 3 June 2020 <>.
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