[Video] Because the core of the sun is so hot, what heavier element is created when hydrogen atoms fuse together in the sun’s core? Clue: Balloons
Correct Answer: Helium Atoms
Answer Type: Single Multiple
In the sun’s core, gravitational forces create tremendous pressure and temperatures. The temperature of the sun in this layer is about 27 million degrees Fahrenheit (15 million degrees Celsius). Hydrogen atoms are compressed and fuse together, creating helium. This process is called nuclear fusion.
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