Rare Earth Element Tellurium Detected For The First Time In Ancient Starts

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Posted in Amazing | History | Neat | Smart by on February 17th, 2012

MIT researchers made a recent discovery of the very rare semiconducting alloy identified as tellurium on stars dated over 12 billion years old. Though tellurium is hard to find on Earth, it seems that the element originated from a supernova when the Big Bang and nuclear fusion created the universe. Here’s more with Rare Earth Element Tellurium Detected For The First Time In Ancient Stars.

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