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Moscovium, the heavy and radioactive Element 115, used to be referred to as Ununpentium years ago until 2016. There was no official name years ago after Russian scientists in Dubna created it for the first (recorded) time around 2004. Its official name comes from “Moscow.” But this element was mentioned long before this by a man named Bob Lazar in 1989. Lazar is the famous whistleblower who claims he worked at Area 51, and that the element was the fuel for alien spaceships acquired by the U.S. government.
When Lazar made the claims, the scientific community considered it absurd, but then the absurdity disappeared utterly later.
It took ten years for the discovery to be confirmed by two different labs, and it was by a team in Sweden in 2013. The researchers fired rare and expensive calcium atom isotopes at an unstable, radioactive element called americium in a large vacuum chamber. The result, a “million-dollar” atom that rapidly decayed, with a half-life of only 220 milliseconds. The effort was only possible because of international contributions.
“Making Moscovium has been a fantastic piece of international collaboration because although the experiments were done in Russia, they relied on having samples of americium, which were made in America,” explained Professor Sir Martyn Poliakoff at the University of Nottingham.
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In 2014, Lazar appeared with investigative journalist, George Knapp to discuss the news about the ‘discovery’ of ununpentium. Although the atom appeared to be too unstable to be useful, he claimed that soon, a new isotope of the element would prove much more stable. He passed several polygraph tests to confirm the authenticity of his claims.
“They made just a few atoms. We’ll see what other isotopes they come up with. One of them, or more, will be stable, and it will have the exact properties that I said,” Lazar told Knapp.
In 2019, Bob Lazar and documentary filmmaker Jeremy Corbell appeared together on Larry King to discuss Element 115. They claim that not only is the “super heavy” element the key to space travel, but unfortunately, they fear it can be weaponized in the wrong hands.
“Element 115 is a super heavy element. It’s something we’ve only just recently synthesized. We only made four atoms of it. But the craft uses larger quantities of it, 23-gram little triangles of it,” said Lazar.
“It’s a unique element. When it’s exposed to radiation, it produces its own gravitational field – its own antigravitational field,” he clarified, “…and it’s what’s used to lift and propel the craft and create distortions around it.”
“It’s an amazing material, and it’s certainly nothing that appears here naturally,” he continued.
“And it can be weaponized, and that’s kind of the issue here,” interjected Corbell.
See the moment from Larry King earlier is 2019:
If Moscovium is indeed something to be feared, it’s interesting to note that today, a team of international scientists is meeting to discuss its potential future research. (As well as the potential of other new heavy elements made in a similar way) The TAN conference is part of a celebration for the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table.
According to a news release on August 26, 2019, the professor who discovered Moscovium is present at the conference. Topics include discussing unresolved research, including “whether heavier elements can have longer lifetimes again.”
“Professor Yuri Oganessian is also on site. He is an element discoverer from Russia and currently the only living person an element is named after: element 118, Oganesson. He was head of the discovery team of Elements 114 to 118 (flerovium, moscovium, livermorium, tennessine and oganesson) at the Flerov Laboratory of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, JINR in Dubna, Russia.”
There are currently 118 elements listed in the periodic table. Only 92 of them occur naturally on Earth.
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More of the Larry King interview:
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