Conservation Of Mass and Energy -
Mass (kg) to Energy (J)
c - speed of light = 3.00 x 108 m/s
Ex) ***Energy that can be obtained from converting 2.0 Kg to energy?
E = 2.0 Kg(3.00 x 108 m/s)2
E = 1.8 x 1017 Joules
Typical Regents Question ...
Ex) How much energy can be generated when 2 universal mass units are completely converted into energy?
Answer: 1862 MeV
The Elements: Forged in Stars
Author - "Fusion, which occurs when atomic nuclei combine to form new elements, is extremely powerful. All the stars in the universe, including the Sun, are nuclear furnaces fueled by fusion. Through fusion, stars are responsible for forming all the naturally occurring elements heavier than hydrogen and helium -- before stellar nucleosynthesis, only the lightest elements existed in the universe. This video segment adapted from NOVA illustrates the critical role that stars play in creating the elements."
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