Why is iron significant to understanding how a supernova occurs?
iron is the heaviest of all atomic nuclei, and thus no heavier elements can be made.
the fusion of iron into uranium is the reaction that drives a supernova explosion.
iron cannot release energy either by fission or fusion.
supernovae often leave behind neutron stars, which are made mostly of iron.
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