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    Banned adi chicago's Avatar
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    energy and stars.

    every night i watch the stars ...humans invented energy ,bulbs etc.
    my dilemma ...what makes stars to shine ?
    • Dum spiro, spero.
      • Translation: "As long as I breathe, I hope."

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    For a simple answer: they're eating themselves and the process produces much excess energy which reaches us mainly as light.
    "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."

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    In stars, atoms of lighter elements are forced together, or fused, into atoms of heavier elements; particularly hydrogen into helium. Excess mass is converted into energy which is released as light, heat, etc.

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