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Champagne supernova in the sky: Shockwaves seen breaking star

Michael Wojcik Silver badge

Re: Supernova Fusion

This table claims that "large" stars can conventionally synthesize some trans-ferrous elements, all the way up to Ytterbium. Apparently that happens via the s process (slow neutron capture; some neutrons decay into protons, transforming a heavy isotope of one element into the next element with one fewer neutron).

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