How do elements form that have nuclei heavier than that of iron?

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    through sudden capture of neutrons and protons by other nuclei, followed by radioactive decay
     through capture of positrons by carbon, titanium, and chromium nuclei
     through collisions between many helium nuclei at once
     through fusion of pairs of iron nuclei
     through a gradual, continuous process of fusion of other elements with helium nuclei
asked Sep 20, 2012 in Astronomy by anonymous
    

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through sudden capture of neutrons and protons by other nuclei, followed by radioactive decay
answered Sep 22, 2012 by SkyStar ~Expert~ (2,855 points)



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