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If space has no oxygen, how does the sun burn?

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ClaraListensprechen

Nuclear fusion. It's not combustion as such--it's a chemical burn.

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question36.html

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wow, great answer.
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Thank you. :)
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mrdrcooldude

hmmm...........that is a great question...never though of it.......

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The sun has an atmosphere, like Earth does.

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i dont think the sun is made of pure fire. it has a complex mixture of elements in it. but all the same great question

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Nuclear fusion...proton colliding results in energy being emitted....

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Plasma burn
Same way the covenant fights

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FunnyLittleFrog

Inside the sun, hydrogen is being turned into helium, releasing an incredible amount of energy. Look up "H-Bomb" which uses the same process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNcQX033V_M

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Nuclear fusion emits energy in the form of heat and light, it's pure energy it doesn't require oxygen, although oxygen is created in the star. Hhydrogen creates the star, then 2 hydrogen atoms fuse to make Helium , then helium fuses to make carbon and oxygen, and so on to all the other basic elements.this is called nuclear fusion, the hydrogen bomb is made by nuclear fission, the smashing of atoms

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