Hi everyone, Name's Mike. I have a few questions regarding the fusion of atomic nuclei: One of the basic laws of matter is that if you loose mass you release energy, and if you absorb energy efficiently, you'll gain mass respectively. I understaind that during fission, when heavy atomic nuclei are split and energy is released from the force that once held the nuclei together ( I think that's the weak force...right? or was that the strong force?) is now force apart. So there was a lose in mass for heavy nuclei and neutron, and there was a gain in energy from fission fragments, electrons, and nuetrinos. but..in fussion such as the one in the sun fuses lighter nuclei to form heavier nuclei. but that you're creating a more massive object, but you still release more energy from the reaction (even more from the fission reaction). So, I now I'm missing out on something in the prosses, so how can this be?