This month's articleEdit
Planckium is an element with the atomic number of 127. The element was named after quantum physics pioneer Max Planck. This element is found in the g-block region of the periodic table. It is a soft, brittle, greenish gray metal with a low melting point. Its most stable isotope, 341Pk, has a half-life of over 960,000 years. Its chemical properties are similar to other g-block members with +7 being the most common oxidation state.
This month's imageEdit
Blue Horsehead Nebula (IC 4592) is located 400 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius in Simianus. Hence the reflection nebula, this is lit by the star Nu Scorpii.
Did you know...Edit
- ... that 68-95-99.7 rule represents respective probabilities for the first three standard deviations?
- ... that Boston Red Sox were formerly Boston Americans?
- ... that time travel to the future is less challenging than travelling back to the past?
- ... that women are on average shorter than men due to earlier puberty for women?