News > Scientists Confirm a Different Way the Sun Produces Energy

Scientists Confirm a Different Way the Sun Produces Energy

06/12/2020 10:02 AM | Click to read full article

Since its formation, the Sun has been the main power source for all objects within its irradiation range, putting out 3.828×10^26 joule worth of energy every second. By counting the ultra-light particle neutrinos ejected from the Sun, a team of Italian scientists has successfully proved that a less known type of nuclear fusion is also taking part in powering our home star.

Their findings verified that the CNO cycle contributes to only about 1% of the Sun's overall energy.