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Does space have oxygen? If it doesn't, how does the sun burn?


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The sun is like a continuously exploding H-bomb: it burns by thermonuclear fusion reactions, that is, it emits energy by fusing hydrogen nuclei into helium nuclei. You're right, space doesn't have Oxygen, that's why airplanes can't fly into space and astronauts have to wear spacesuits.

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