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Elements Down To Iron Do Not Require Supernova.

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Posted by Alexander on September 6, 2001 16:04:43 UTC

They are fused in ordinary stars like Sun. Elements heavier than Fe-Ni can not be fused out of light elements, they require different nuclear process than fusion and a high flux of neutrons, so they are believed to be produced in supernova explosions or in process of collapse of ordinary star into a neutron star or black hole.

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