On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 12:57 AM, Chris de Morsella
<cdemorse...@yahoo.com>wrote:

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> *From:* everything-list@googlegroups.com [mailto:
> everything-list@googlegroups.com] *On Behalf Of *Jason Resch
> *Sent:* Sunday, November 24, 2013 9:33 PM
> *To:* Everything List
> *Subject:* Re: Nuclear power
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> On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 8:23 PM, Richard Ruquist <yann...@gmail.com>
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> Stars are essentially fusion bombs and stars can explode.
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> 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.
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> Very interesting; never considered it that way. Thanks for sharing.
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Thanks, though I can't take credit for it, I found it on
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_core#Energy_production which appears to
be largely inspired from:
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/04/17/3478276.htm


> So if a star is a compost heap, does that make a black hole the swirling
> flush of a cosmic toilet?
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> I know… pretty much, a non-sequitur, but such is life :)
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:-)

Jason

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