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What happens to the difference of mass during hydrogen H fusion?

What happens to the difference of mass during hydrogen H fusion?

The Sun and Nuclear Fusion. In the core of the Sun hydrogen is being converted into helium. The difference between the mass of 4 H atoms and 1 He atom is 0.02862 AMU which is only 0.71% of the original mass. This small fraction of the mass is converted into energy.

What happens when hydrogen atoms fuse?

Introduction: Fusion is the process that powers the sun and the stars. In one example of this type of reaction, two atoms of hydrogen combine together to form an atom of helium. In the process, some of the mass of the hydrogen is converted into energy.

At what temperature do hydrogen and helium atoms fuse together?

degrees Celsius

What will happen if a low mass main sequence star runs out of hydrogen fuel?

When a main sequence star begins to run out of hydrogen fuel, the star becomes a red giant or a red super giant. THE DEATH OF A LOW OR MEDIUM MASS STAR After a low or medium mass or star has become a red giant the outer parts grow bigger and drift into space, forming a cloud of gas called a planetary nebula.

How does a low mass star die?

Low mass stars use up their hydrogen fuel very slowly and consequently have long lives. Low mass stars simply die by burning up their fuel to leave behind white dwarfs (contracted low mass stars about the size of the Earth) which themselves cool and contract further to black dwarfs.

What is the lifespan of a low mass star?

Low-mass stars Recent astrophysical models suggest that red dwarfs of 0.1 M ☉ may stay on the main sequence for some six to twelve trillion years, gradually increasing in both temperature and luminosity, and take several hundred billion years more to collapse, slowly, into a white dwarf.

Do stars have a size limit?

The theoretical size limit for the biggest stars keeps going up! Today, it’s thought stars can’t be more massive than 150 times our sun’s mass.

What is the mass of a massive star?

10 M ☉

How much time evolves until the last supernova occurs?

So, how long does a supernova take to explode? A few million years for the star to die, less than a quarter of a second for its core to collapse, a few hours for the shockwave to reach the surface of the star, a few months to brighten, and then just few years to fade away.