Cherenkov radiation is actually produced when a neutrino, or particle like an electron, goes faster than the speed of light in the medium it is travelling in. That is why they use huge water tanks under mountains to detect them since the speed of light in water is much less than in vacuum. Cherenkov radiation was used to detect neutrinos from the Sun, which helped prove that nuclear fusion was happening at the core of the Sun. Since neutrinos were figure to be produced by the proton-proton chain, this light helped prove the nuclear fusion process.Cherenkov actually is produced from fission, not fusion :nerd:
I'm still thinking it's a result of Russian hacking
Well 99.9999% of observed Cherenkov on Earth is from nuclear reactors (those dry cleaning fluid tanks record what, a small handful a year?*), so I'd say the reasoning that Cherenkov is is the result of fusion is the least likely scenario, so my point still stands.Cherenkov radiation is actually produced when a neutrino, or particle like an electron ...
Edit: Actually Cherenkov radiation can also be used for fission reactions as well. The Solar-neutrino problem is what I studied because of my astronomy research