I've been researching and I came across the Strong Nuclear Force. This is apparently the strongest force ever, and only occurs in nuclei at an atomic scale. Now, when a nucleus becomes to big, radiation will occur to decrease its size and return it to a stable state. Does radiation occur, because the Strong Nuclear Force is unable to hold that many baryons together? And someone confirm if the following is true; Gluons are bosons, and are responsible for keeping quarks together through the use of the Strong Nuclear Force. Thank you.