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Scientists Discover the Heaviest Metal

Scientists Discover the Heaviest Metal

Gizmodo have reported that "An international team of researchers has just published a paper confirming the existence of element number 117—Ununseptium. It's the heaviest element ever created, with an atom of ununseptium outweighing an atom of lead by 40 percent."

According to the report, superheavy elements like Ununseptium don't exist in nature. They have to synthesized by blasting--and hopefully fusing--different types of nuclei at each other in a particle accelerator. Ununseptium was created by aiming a beam of calcium 48 ions at a chunk of berkelium 249.

Now we just have to wait for the first band to name themselves after the element.

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