|ACE Mission - Fusion and Nucleosynthesis|
This educational brief explains the idea that nuclear fusion is thought to be the mechanism by which virtually all of the elements around us are created. Topics include the proton-proton cycle, the carbon-nitrogen-oxygen cycle, and endothermic reactions in supernova explosions. There is also a discussion of the Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE), a spacecraft intended to study the origin and evolution of the elements produced by our Sun.
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-224
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Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Goddard Space Flight Center