What is Nuclear Fusion (and what makes the sun shine?) | David Rives

Every day, you enjoy the effects of nuclear fusion, probably without even realizing it. What is nuclear fusion? Well, before I explain that, let’s take a quick refresher course in atomic theory. Everything in the universe is made up of atoms. Inside atoms there’s a nucleus, positively-charged protons, and negatively-charged electrons. Amazingly, it’s the fusion … Read More