What energy does the sun produce?


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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

What types of energy does the sun produce?

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

I feel stupid..but I think it produces Light energy as well as Solar Energy?
Does it produce Light Energy?
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What types of energy do you know?

To be honest - I have no idea what do you mean by Solar energy.

Light energy... in a way it can be classified as a type of energy, although it is rarely listed this way, it is usually combined with closely related things like radio waves, x-rays and so on.

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The electromagnetic spectrum will provide an ingredient list for you.

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What energy does the sun produce?


Basically, my question is that - can light energy be found in the sun.

For example, a light bulb and laser beam uses light energy.

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hmm?
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Why are you asking us? Why aren't you reading up on this and letting us know what you've found so we can further guide you?

You've been given a number of pushes in the right direction. Have you tried looking any of them up?

We do not spoonfeed homework here.


Also:

"a light bulb and laser beam uses light energy."

Are you sure this is what you mean to say? Do you think that a lightbulb uses light?
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In the broadest sense, all energy except geothermal and nuclear come from our sun in some way. Even geothermal and nuclear energy can be traced back to some distant solar process, though.
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Quote Quote by chemisttree View Post
traced back to some distant solar process
Solar, or star?
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Solar, or star?
Yeah, "distant star process" is more exact.


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