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Originally posted by Rugoolian
so i take it the vaccum acts like the pressure in which its contained
Originally posted by E_T
Litle more initiative, people. (and less wrong information/WAGs)
I bet this has been discussed dozens time in here, here's newest one:
Astronomy: Lives of Stars
And even simple Google search with few words would have been easily sufficient.
Pressure and temperature of sun comes (originally) from gravity of all that matter which compressed matter of sun to smaller and smaller space until pressure and temperature was enough to "ignite" fusion reaction which started releasing energy and fighting against compression of matter caused by its gravity. So currently sun is in balance between these two forces, if fusion reaction would be shutted down sun would collapse to neutron star because there wouldn't be anything fighting against gravity.
And in astrnomy burning means generally fusion.
[edit on 3-1-2005 by E_T]
Actually, for not being in nuclear science fields, the couple of people that tried to help out the first were pretty accurate. The information you provided is basically the same, but more advanced. This is due to you using a search engine and not your intellect. For instance, Litle, is actually spelled "Little". Also, it is "Astronomy".....not astrnomy.
P.S. Its a good thing that someone is trying to learn, even if it has been discussed before....