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T/F Nuclear power plants on Earth create energy in the same way as the Sun?


  1. The Sun, like all other stars, creates heat and light through nuclear fusion. In the Sun, hydrogen nuclei fuse to make helium. The hydrogen bomb, humanity’s most powerful and destructive weapon, also works by fusion. The heat required to start the fusion reaction is so great that an atomic bomb is used to provide it. Hydrogen nuclei fuse to form helium and in the process release huge amounts of energy thus producing a huge explosion…
    So like creating a Hydrogen bomb nuclear power can be generated using nuclear fusion..hence man can produce more energy than the sun…but that is not true practically speaking
    Scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) in Livermore, situated amidst the wine-producing vineyards of central California, will use a laser that concentrates 1,000 times the electric power of the United States generates into a billionth of a second. This will lead to an explosion in the 32ft-wide reaction chamber which will produce at least 10 times the amount of energy used to create it.
    In the spring, a team will begin attempts to ignite a tiny man-made star inside a laboratory and trigger a thermonuclear reaction. They will need hydrogen for fusion reaction and the earth and universe have plentiful supply of hydrogen. The whole experiment will cost £1.2 billion! “We are creating the conditions that exist inside the sun,” Ed Moses, director of the facility, stated. “It is like tapping into the real solar energy as fusion is the source of all energy in the world. It is really exciting physics, but beyond that there are huge social, economic and global problems that it can help to solve.” …All these are experiments not yet done..

  2. Not at all. Nuclear fission is so much more inefficient than fusion, that’s why across the world, scientists are trying to figure out how to create and sustain a controlled chain-reaction. Recently the NIF made a breakthrough with their lasers, Europe has ITER and some countries also have their own national projects.


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