On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Richard Ruquist <yann...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Stars are essentially fusion bombs and stars can explode.
I like the analogy that stars are essentially just giant compost heaps.
The levels of energy production in the core of the sun is quite low on a
per-volume basis: a few hundred watts per cubic meter. On the same order
as your own biological metabolism (and not much greater than that of a
compost heap). It is only by virtue of the huge volume of a star that it
produces large quantities of energy, but all the energy of a cubic meter of
stellar core would be just enough to run a TV or a computer.
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups
"Everything List" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email
To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.