Stars are like nuclear furnaces, continuously fusing hydrogen into helium in their cores.
What does NF stand for?
NF stands for Nuclear Furnace
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We have 27 other meanings of NF in our Acronym Attic
- Norme Française (French Standard)
- Northumberland Fusiliers (British Army)
- Nose Fairing
- Nose Fuse (US Navy)
- Not Fair
- Not Funny
- Notch Filter
- Nowa Fantastyka (Polish)
- Nuclear Factor
- Nuclear Fuel
Samples in periodicals archive:
So, by striking Iran, the Bush administration will "render a service" to the Islamic Republic as it will rescue it from a nuclear furnace.
Solar energy might seem another way forward, until one realises the Sun is actually a nuclear furnace, fuelled by hydrogen and helium.
After only a few thousand years, the outer layer of the dying star is blasted out into space, carrying with it iron, carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and other elements - some of them essential to life - that were created in the star's nuclear furnace.
A star's nuclear furnace emits white light, which is modified by elements in the star's and the Earth's atmosphere that absorb certain narrow bands of colour.
The enclosed press release states Herndon's theory in detail, but basically, he states: "The earth's nuclear furnace could die in as little as 100 years or as long as one billion years.
Created along with hydrogen and helium in the Big Bang, lithium is destroyed in the nuclear furnace of low-mass stars.
The earth's nuclear furnace could die in as little as 100 years or as long as one billion years -- the uncertainty is great," said Herndon.