Friday, April 20, 2012

Why can't iron fusion occur?

My astronomy prof. told me this the other day...BUT he wouldn't give the reason why...

Because to fuse iron into heavier elements requires more energy than is released by the fusion reaction, thus making the reaction unsustainable. Every element heavier than Iron was created in a stellar explosion (Supernova).
Al Bundy

[Poignant discussion in Yahoo! Answers]

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