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10th Feb '17 5:07:12 AM Chabal2
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** ''VideoGame/TouhouSoccer'', famous for its over-the-top spells (such as a 1,000+ km/h kick or killing a space station), sees Mima use what appears to be a goddamn ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkDT-OlkYTI solar flare]]'' to... score a goal.


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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' has the final summon Iris, which takes every enemy onscreen and applies HurlItIntoTheSun (and back). Unfortunately, it can only be taken after one of the most nightmarish BonusBosses in existence, and there's really nothing left to use it on afterwards.
2nd Dec '16 2:30:51 AM Ion288
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** Completely [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with some types of plants and fish who need little to no sunlight at all, some even [[WeakenedByTheLight hate]] the sun.

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** Completely [[InvertedTrope inverted]] with some types of plants fungus and fish who need little to no sunlight at all, some even [[WeakenedByTheLight hate]] the sun.
2nd Nov '16 1:43:25 PM Larkmarn
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** Wind power is mostly an example of indirect power of the sun, caused by water evaporation, air warmed at the ground rising, and other things. Not all wind power originates from the sun. Some power comes from the rotational kinetic energy of the earth.



* Human's nuclear fusion energy is routinely [[DiscussedTrope described]] as the power of the sun, even though the nuclear reactions are completely different.
2nd Nov '16 1:42:45 PM Phys101
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* Human's nuclear energy is routinely [[DiscussedTrope described]] as the power of the sun, even though the nuclear reactions are completely different.

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* Human's nuclear fusion energy is routinely [[DiscussedTrope described]] as the power of the sun, even though the nuclear reactions are completely different.
2nd Nov '16 1:36:46 PM Phys101
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** Wind power is mostly an example of indirect power of the sun, caused by water evaporation, air warmed at the ground rising, and other things. Not all wind power originates from the sun. Some power comes from the rotational kinetic energy of the earth.


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* Human's nuclear energy is routinely [[DiscussedTrope described]] as the power of the sun, even though the nuclear reactions are completely different.
2nd Nov '16 9:51:12 AM Larkmarn
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** Partially averted by wind power. The prevailing westerlies wind comes from the equator, where the earth's surface moves faster (from the rotating earth) than the US. Part of the wind's energy comes from the kinetic energy of the rotating earth.



* Many people probably don't realize that actual fusion done by humans averts this trope:
** The power density (power per cubic meter) produced by fusion in the sun is astonishingly low: hundreds of watts per cubic meter. It is comparable to the power density of a cold-blooded reptile, and far lower than the power density of most objects we use.
** The nuclear reactions of human-fusion are completely different from the nuclear reactions inside a main-sequence (hydrogen-fusing) star. In nuclear physics, different isotopes of an element are as different elements. For each helium nucleus produced, the sun uses two weak interactions that convert a proton to a neutron. Human fusion reactors start with deuterium, tritium, or helium-3 and fuse those.
2nd Nov '16 8:55:09 AM Phys101
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* Nuclear fusion is the heart of the Sun's power. Its sheer mass compresses hydrogen into helium at the rate of some 620 million metric tons per second. Everything on Earth is directly or indirectly powered by this nuclear fusion reaction. The ultraviolet light it emits has antiseptic properties and prolonged exposure of human skin to it causes sunburns and eventually skin cancer.

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* Nuclear fusion is the heart of the Sun's power. Its sheer mass compresses hydrogen into helium at the rate of some 620 million metric tons per second. Everything Nearly everything on Earth is directly or indirectly powered by this nuclear fusion reaction. reaction. The ultraviolet fusion energy generated near the sun's center (except for neutrino energy) percolates to the sun's surface in a million or so years.
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light it emits emitted at the sun's surface has antiseptic properties properties, and prolonged exposure of human skin to it causes sunburns and eventually skin cancer.


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** Partially averted by wind power. The prevailing westerlies wind comes from the equator, where the earth's surface moves faster (from the rotating earth) than the US. Part of the wind's energy comes from the kinetic energy of the rotating earth.
24th Oct '16 5:25:52 AM Phys101
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* Every element found in nature came from a star's nuclear fusion. Humans are literally made of stardust.

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* Every element found in nature except hydrogen and helium came from a star's nuclear fusion. While a little under one-fourth of the primordial mass of the universe is helium, most of the earth's helium comes from nuclear decay or fission, and the decaying elements came from stellar fusion. Humans are literally made of stardust.


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* Many people probably don't realize that actual fusion done by humans averts this trope:
** The power density (power per cubic meter) produced by fusion in the sun is astonishingly low: hundreds of watts per cubic meter. It is comparable to the power density of a cold-blooded reptile, and far lower than the power density of most objects we use.
** The nuclear reactions of human-fusion are completely different from the nuclear reactions inside a main-sequence (hydrogen-fusing) star. In nuclear physics, different isotopes of an element are as different elements. For each helium nucleus produced, the sun uses two weak interactions that convert a proton to a neutron. Human fusion reactors start with deuterium, tritium, or helium-3 and fuse those.
20th Oct '16 9:43:46 PM TargetOnMyBack
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* The Phoenix Force, described as "fire and life incarnate", literally ''[[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga eats]]'' suns to replenish itself. In this instance, the trope established just [[OurGodsAreDifferent how very powerful]] it was. [[note]]In times of extreme frailty, such as during ''Endsong'', the Phoenix Force has tried to 'feed on' Cyclops, whose superpowers are powered by the Sun.

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* The Phoenix Force, described as "fire and life incarnate", literally ''[[ComicBook/TheDarkPhoenixSaga eats]]'' suns to replenish itself. In this instance, the trope established just [[OurGodsAreDifferent how very powerful]] it was. [[note]]In times of extreme frailty, such as during ''Endsong'', the Phoenix Force has tried to 'feed on' Cyclops, whose superpowers are powered by the Sun. [[/note]]



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17th Oct '16 8:46:34 PM DialgaX
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_furnace Solar furnaces]] use mirrors to focus sunlight to a point. The temperature at the point can reach over 2000 degrees Celsius.
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