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The sun gets its energy from the pp-chain. The first step is the two protons forming the diproton (Helium-2): $$\,^1_1H+\,^1_1H\to\,^2_2He+\gamma$$ where the $\gamma$ is the photon (of energy about half an MeV). This quickly $\beta^+$-decays into a deuterium by converting a proton into a neutron: $$\,^2_2He\to\,^2_1D+e^++\nu_e$$ where $e^+$ is the ...