The Composition of Stars
Name: bob w whitbeck
Date: 1993 - 1999
What is a star made of?
All stars including our Sun are giant nuclear power plants!
They "burn" hydrogen and helium to produce heavier elements
through the process of nuclear fusion. The Sun is approximately
95% hydrogen, 5% helium, and less than 0.1% heavier elements.
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Update: June 2012