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Competition between the P-P Chain and the CNO Cycle

What nuclear fusion reactions go on inside stars, and what does it depend on? Find about the proton proton chain reaction.

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Twinkle twinkle little star

Why do stars twinkle and is it true that planets don't?

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What is fusion?

Nuclear fusion energy explained simply, with lots of extra resources for students and teachers.

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Radwaste.org - Fusion

Brief intro to fusion and a very comprehensive list of links

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EFDA Jet

The European Fusion Development Agency site with detailed information about nuclear fusion in general and the JET project in particular

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White Dwarf Star

Info on this type of star and links to related topics.

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Star Spectral Types

Table showing star temperature related to colour.

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Red Supergiant Star

A star of 15 solar masses exhausts its hydrogen in about one-thousandth the lifetime of our sun.

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Henrietta Swan Leavitt: a Star of the Brightest Magnitude

A profile of Henrietta Swan Leavitt, a female computer, who did a lot of work categorising and measuring the brightness of stars.

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Black Holes: What Happens to a Star When It Dies

A star exists in a delicate balance between the crushing force of gravity, on the one hand, and the push of incredibly hot gases on the other.

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