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(The Conversation)   Behind the sun's secret plan to become a lithium factory, smell like teen spirit   (theconversation.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Sun, Red giant, Giant star, Stellar evolution, Supergiant, huge amounts of lithium, best models of stars, enigmatic lithium-rich giant stars  
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2020-07-07 7:41:17 PM  
Secret?
 
2020-07-07 8:12:22 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Secret?


Well it didn't exactly hold a press conference before starting did it?
 
2020-07-07 8:25:03 PM  

WDFark think for a second: leeksfromchichis: Secret?

Well it didn't exactly hold a press conference before starting did it?


I have it on good authority it'll happen at dawn.
 
2020-07-07 8:27:07 PM  
I'm more worried about the coronal passings.
 
2020-07-07 8:40:26 PM  

dittybopper: I'm more worried about the coronal passings.


I'm more worried about an albino (really any of them).
 
2020-07-07 8:55:59 PM  
I'm really trying hard to come up with my own clever pun, but you known what....nevermind.
 
2020-07-07 9:14:46 PM  

AirGee: I'm really trying hard to come up with my own clever pun, but you known what....nevermind.


Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam?
 
2020-07-07 9:25:05 PM  
"This implies the Sun itself will manufacture lithium in the future"

Call me impatient, but I don't want to wait 5 billion years to make gobs of light batteries.
 
2020-07-07 9:30:05 PM  
I imagine that happens when you fuse hydrogen and helium.
 
2020-07-07 9:32:39 PM  

RedVentrue: I imagine that happens when you fuse hydrogen and helium.


I'm intrigued by the idea of bombarding carbon with high energy beams/particles and making Lithium.

/waits for the Fark physicists to explain why that won't happen
 
2020-07-07 10:49:09 PM  

RedVentrue: I imagine that happens when you fuse hydrogen and helium.


I was thinking the same thing, but I was also under the impression that the red giant phase was after the star had already fused all of its hydrogen into helium. I must have been wrong about that.
 
2020-07-07 11:43:17 PM  

Gordon Bennett: RedVentrue: I imagine that happens when you fuse hydrogen and helium.

I was thinking the same thing, but I was also under the impression that the red giant phase was after the star had already fused all of its hydrogen into helium. I must have been wrong about that.


Late stage stars still have enormous reserves of hydrogen. It's just that most of it is in the stars upper atmosphere at that point and not available for fusion.
 
2020-07-07 11:45:06 PM  
Lithium production would be happening at the boundary layer between the fusing helium and hydrogen layer.
 
2020-07-08 12:57:54 AM  

RedVentrue: Gordon Bennett: RedVentrue: I imagine that happens when you fuse hydrogen and helium.

I was thinking the same thing, but I was also under the impression that the red giant phase was after the star had already fused all of its hydrogen into helium. I must have been wrong about that.

Late stage stars still have enormous reserves of hydrogen. It's just that most of it is in the stars upper atmosphere at that point and not available for fusion.


That explains it well, thank you. This and the laughs are what keep me coming back to Fark.
 
2020-07-08 2:09:58 AM  

Gordon Bennett: RedVentrue: Gordon Bennett: RedVentrue: I imagine that happens when you fuse hydrogen and helium.

I was thinking the same thing, but I was also under the impression that the red giant phase was after the star had already fused all of its hydrogen into helium. I must have been wrong about that.

Late stage stars still have enormous reserves of hydrogen. It's just that most of it is in the stars upper atmosphere at that point and not available for fusion.

That explains it well, thank you. This and the laughs are what keep me coming back to Fark.


Me too. I'm often here to pick the Fark Global Brain.
 
2020-07-08 12:45:14 PM  

RedVentrue: Gordon Bennett: RedVentrue: Gordon Bennett: RedVentrue: I imagine that happens when you fuse hydrogen and helium.

I was thinking the same thing, but I was also under the impression that the red giant phase was after the star had already fused all of its hydrogen into helium. I must have been wrong about that.

Late stage stars still have enormous reserves of hydrogen. It's just that most of it is in the stars upper atmosphere at that point and not available for fusion.

That explains it well, thank you. This and the laughs are what keep me coming back to Fark.

Me too. I'm often here to pick the Fark Global Brain.


The Fark Brain does have grand volumes of collective knowledge.  Too bad about its various psychoses.
 
2020-07-08 4:25:27 PM  
 
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