Solar neon

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Solar neon is neon that has been made in the Sun and transmitted to Earth as ions in the solar wind.[1] It is distinguished from allogenic neon (that is, neon created in other ways) by its isotopic abundance, since solar neon is created directly via nuclear fusion, instead of via planetary nuclear fission.[2]


  1. ^ Preservation of near-solar neon isotopic ratios in Icelandic basalts, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 180 (2000) 309^324
  2. ^ Resources on Isotopes Periodic Table--Neon at the U.S. Geological Survey, by Eric Caldwell, posted January 2004, retrieved February 10, 2011