Element 115 and Bob Lazar

Just the other week, a big announcement in the field of science was made. Element 115 was named Moscovium (Mc). Yes, it was discovered sometime in 2013, but I guess I wasn’t paying attention.

Why is Element 115, errr, Moscovium important? Bob Lazar is why. I don’t remember all the details from the video we got,1 but I seem to remember Mr. Lazar claiming that Element 115 was ultra stable, unlike most of the heavy man-made elements.2

Anyway, not much else to say on this. Though if anybody has a good copy of the video, I wouldn’t mind watching it again.

  1. I think we rented it from Hollywood Video. Remember that? Maybe it was Blockbuster though… 
  2. Uranium is the heaviest naturally occurring element on Earth. 

5 thoughts on “Element 115 and Bob Lazar

  1. The best part may well be when the interviewer repeats (predicts?) as an interrogative what Lazar will say. Know this – element 115 is an “extraterrestrial” material.

    … well… Lazar’s “no comment” on how he managed to pocket a little bit of that 115 for his own purposes might be the other best part of the video. And what about element 247? How come Reddit isn’t ablaze with that shit?

  2. Every once in a while I think about the Bob Lazar element 115 being ultra stable. I didn’t realize we were up to creating elements that high, but I guess that stable idea is firmly debunked as of 2013. I also remember Lazar saying that the elements got more stable the closer they got to 115, so 114/113/etc. should also be almost as stable. He should have chosen a higher element number, but I bet he would say that it needs a certain neutron count or something else to have the properties.

    Element 115 is also what X-Com used as their not-found-on-Earth-anti-matter-generating-element, which they named Elerium: http://www.ufopaedia.org/index.php/Elerium-115 I wonder if they used that element number as a nod to Bob Lazar, or if that was simply the accepted trope in sci-fi at the time.

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