Stellar nucleosynthesis r-process
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Stellar nucleosynthesis r-process

Stellar nucleosynthesis r-process

The Stellar Origin of Copper. By Ken Croswell. April 6, 2007. Image of Orion by Bill and Sally Fletcher. Used by permission. Most of the copper in pennies and pipes.

Nucleosynthesis is the process that creates new atomic nuclei from pre-existing nucleons, primarily protons and neutrons. The first nuclei were formed about three.


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