Fusion & The Sun

Timeline created by Moe Shuaibi
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    The Sun

    The Sun
    The sun is roughly 4.6 billion years old
  • Radioactive Decay

    Radioactive Decay
    Radioactivity was discovered in 1896 by the French scientist Henri Becquerel, while working on phosphorescent materials. Radioactive Decay is released by fusion bombs.
  • Gamma Rays

    Gamma Rays
    Villard's radiation was named "gamma rays" by Ernest Rutherford in 1903, Gamma ray is giving off by the sun.
  • Atkinson and Houtermans

    Atkins and Houtermans used the measured masses of low-mass elements and applied Einstein's discovery that E=mc2 to predict that large amounts of energy could be released by fusing small nuclei together
  • Fusion

    Fusion
    The laboratory fusion of hydrogen isotopes was first accomplished by Mark Oliphant in 1932
  • Sandia National Laboratories

    Sandia National Laboratories
    One of the two biggest Nuclear engineer laboratoires in the United States.
  • Fusion Power

    Fusion Power
    It is what powers the sun (pictured) and all of the stars. It is produced by a nuclear reaction in which two atoms of the same lightweight element, usually an isotope of hydrogen, combine into a single molecule of helium, the next heavier element on the periodic table.
  • Second Nuclear Explosion

    Second Nuclear Explosion
    On November 1, 1952, physicists created the second fusion explosion the solar system has ever known. The first occurred around 4.5 billion years ago and ignited the ongoing fusion reaction in the sun.
  • NASA

    NASA
    Nasa is a big role for us americans to get our information on the sun.
  • Richard Christopher Carrington

    was the first to demonstrate the existence of solar flares
  • Cold Fusion

    Cold Fusion
    Cold fusion is a hypothetical type of nuclear reaction that would occur at, or near, room temperature. Safer for the enviroment beacuase it doesnt pollute.
  • Changes 2004

    The United States drops its own projects, recognising an inability to match EU progress (Fusion Ignition Research Experiment), and focuses resources on ITER.
  • Discovery of Sun 2

    Discovery of Sun 2
    The latest discoveries of the Sun are rapidly advancing due to the highly-technical data arriving from of its entire electromagnetic spectrum-solar interior, photosphere, chromosphere, and corona-in addition to the study of its solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
  • New Sun Discovery

    New Sun Discovery
    Our Sun, an average star in a backwater of the Milky Way galaxy, has excited both awe and curiosity since the dawn of humankind. Scientists have been studying the Sun intensively since around the mid 1800s.
  • Sun Flare 2013

    Sun Flare 2013
    A long-lasting solar flare erupted from the sun early Saturday (Feb. 9), triggering an intense sun eruption aimed squarely at Earth. The solar storm, however, should not endanger satellites or astronauts in space, but could amplify auroras on Earth, NASA says.