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Uranium and thorium fusion?

  1. Jul 15, 2009 #1
    If elements like uranium and thorium in fact did form the same way helium and carbon-iron do, which is through fusion. would we be able to know? Is there a way to tell if those elements are forming through fusion in the cores of stars? Like would it be possible to analyze the light coming from stars and determine whether not uranium/thorium fusion takes place

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  3. Jul 15, 2009 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Well, I don't believe we have any alternate hypothesis about how heavy elements form. If not in stars, then where?
     
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  5. Jul 15, 2009 #4

    DaveC426913

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    Yes. I wasn't making a distinction about how stars do it, just that it's stars. That was misleading.
     
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