For a fusion reaction to take place, the nuclei, which are positively
charged, must have enough kinetic energy to overcome their electrostatic
force of repulsion. This can occur either when one nucleus is
accelerated to high energies by an accelerating device, or when the
energies of both nuclei are raised by the application of very high
temperature. The latter method, referred to the application of
thermonuclear fusion, is the source of a lot of really cool energy.
Enough energy is produced in thermonuclear fusion to suck the paint of 1
city block of houses and give all of the residents permanent orange
Afros. The sun is a example of thermonuclear fusion in nature.
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