Top 6 Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts that will Blow Your Mind!
Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts #5: Electrons everywhere!
During the Era of Nucleosynthesis, basic atoms, like hydrogen have formed. In other words, atoms with single-proton nuclei. However, these nuclei are still so hot that electrons are unable to stick to the atoms. Ultimately, the universe has freely-floating electrons, flying aimlessly throughout space!
Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts #3: Nuclear fusion powers on!
Despite the universe cooling dramatically, atoms stay hot! In fact, the nuclei inside of atoms stays hot and pressurized enough for nuclear fusion to carry out. Therefore, hydrogen atoms with a single proton nucleus smash together to form heavier helium. Plus, trace amounts of even heavier elements arise, like lithium.
Era of Nucleosynthesis Facts #1: The perfect star recipe
Finally, upon nucleosynthesis, our universe has a composition that resembles modern times. In other words, 75% hydrogen, 25% helium and less than 1% trace elements, like lithium. Actually, these will eventually become the perfect ingredients to make our universe’s first stars!
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