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Extraterrestrial radioactivity

  • P. K. Kuroda
Nuclear Power and Related Topics

Abstract

Until recently, scientists believed that the chemical elements were synthesized only in stars. The discovery of the Oklo Phenomenon in 1972 has revealed, however, that a nuclear “fire” had existed in terrestrial uranium ore deposits about two billion years ago. The discovery of244Pu fission xenon in extraterrestrial samples, such as the Moon and the meteorites, on the other hand, has demonstrated that the transuranium elements were synthesized in exploding stars (supernovae).

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Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Uranium Xenon Chemical Element 
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  • P. K. Kuroda
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  1. 1.Las Vegas(USA)

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