Re: poly: speeding up a star's burn rate

From: Perry E. Metzger <>
Date: Thu Jan 08 1998 - 12:35:23 PST

carl feynman writes:
> >And is it more efficient to fuse hydrogen
> >to iron and drop the iron than to simply drop the hydrogen?\
> Yes, but only slightly. Fusion releases a puny 1% of the original mass as
> energy. Maybe one is better off not worrying about building stars, etc.
> Just drain the universe down black holes.

But then you don't get useful building materials...

Received on Thu Jan 8 20:26:32 1998

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