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The general opinion is that the sun is a perfectly normal mid generation star formed out of the debris of supernovae that do contain some iron (hence the iron core of earth and some of the other planets) and there is no reason to believe that the sun has an excess of this element. It is possible that there is a concentration of heavier elements close to the centre of the sun but it is almost certainly not a major component of the mass of the sun
The general agreement among astrophysicists is that the sun and other stars is a gravity contained hydrogen fusion structure and your suggestions do nothing to connvince me otherwise. The current models of stellar structure and evolution are extremely precise and tally with nuclear reaction crossections, predicted compositions and vast numbers of observations if stars at various stages in their lives.The mechanism you suggest just does not make sense. The initial material in the universe is clearly initially mostly hydrogen and helium and neutrons are unstable in isolation and decay in a few minutes so there is absoutely no reason why stars should contain significant excesses of neutrons.
Thanks for an interesting thread, everyone. DoctorBeaver, you may be interested to know that Einstein did not get to E=mc^2 first. It was first devised and published by Henri Poincare circa 1904, about a year before SRT. No doubt Dr Einstein noticed it there.RegardsHilton
Did DoctorBeaver see the latest Physics News Update 834 (27 July 2007) with this comment on HYDROGEN SEVEN (H-7), the most neutron-rich nucleus known: ". . . energy is required to force the extra neutron to adhere to the other nucleons" ?http://www.aip.org/pnu/2007/834.htmlWith kind regards,Oliver K. Manuelwww.omatumr.com
Welcome to TNS, Elton.What a lovely, poetic turn of phrase you present; and I totally agree with your statement. The discovery of things new is indeed a joyous experience. That is why I await with hopeful anticipation the results from the LHC at CERNE. I believe some wondrous new avenues will be opened to us.