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How come people think theres no oxygen in space?

I think we all agree the sun is a massive ball of fire. You can't have fire without oxygen. Therefore there must be oxygen  in space. 

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    4 hours ago

    There is, but on a planet.

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  • 1 day ago

    No, we don't agree that the sun is a massive ball of fire.

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  • Tom
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    1 day ago

    The SUN is NOT a fire--Its is a big ball of Hydrogen and some Helium---Indeed it is a controlled NUCLEAR explosion---The Gravity is so great the Hydrogen in the center is being squashed and converted into HELIUM releasing TONS of energy. It wants to explode like an big H-Bomb---but the huge gravity keeps it from blowing outwards.-----------It is in balance between blowing out and collapsing in on itself.  If the gravity weakens--the "fireball" will expand eating up the inner planets. if it caves in because of gravity it will become a WHITE DWARF as big as the Earth.  

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  • Clive
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    2 days ago

    No, we do not all agree the Sun is a ball of fire.  It isn't.  It's a ball of hot plasma producing energy by nuclear fusion.  One day you might learn some nuclear physics and understand what's going on.  THE SUN IS NOT ON FIRE, OK?

    You only need oxygen for chemical burning.  Nuclear fusion is a totally different process.

    Don't worry, scientists didn't understand how the Sun could be burning for billions of years - it should have burnt out a long time ago if it was actual fire.- until radioactivity was discovered.  So they made the same mistake as you because they didn't know any better.

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  • 2 days ago

    Oxygen is a fuel. Gasoline is also a fuel. If you put gasoline into an airless vacuum and then ignite it with a heat source or spark, it will burn despite the lack of oxygen. Oxygen is just one fuel that fire feeds upon, not the ONLY fuel. As for the sun, it's not fire it's hydrogen fusion.

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    • John
      Lv 4
      3 hours agoReport

      How primitive. "Everything works" naturally, since the "gods" made it that way.

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  • 2 days ago

    Well there is oxygen in space but the Sun is not on fire is it? It's too hot for chemical reactions.

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    • Starrysky
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      2 days agoReport

      No oxygen in space like here on Earth or any planet.  You could not breathe or start any fire with one or two molecules of oxygen per cubic meter.

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  • Acetek
    Lv 4
    2 days ago

    I think you don't have two neurons to rub together.  The Sun is not a ball of fire.  It is a hydrogen fusion reactor 

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    • nineteenthly
      Lv 7
      23 hours agoReport

      There's a problem with educational curricula and how teachers put things when they often amount to falsehoods.  This makes learning a kind of  inefficient "zigzag" where people constantly have to unlearn what they previously learnt.  There should always be an incomplete but accurate presentation.

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  • 3 days ago

    no, we don't agree, because it is not a ball of fire. fire means something burning in air or oxygen, and the sun it not that.  It is a massive nuclear fusion reaction at millions of degrees.

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  • 3 days ago

    The Sun is Nuclear Plasma

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  • Anonymous
    3 days ago

    Just so you know, that is a nuclear reaction you see on the Sun. It doesn't need any oxygen

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