If there's anything natural element that looks like it's been made by an advanced alien civilization, it's crystallized bismuth.
Seriously - it's like the fairies that used to live in mushroom circles now live in a post-singularity society.
I love that stuff
@ziphi There are also no stable isotopes of Bismuth. Bismuth 209 has a half life of 1.9 x 10^19 years, which is over a billion times longer than the current age of the universe.
@ziphi That's the fortress of solitude of supergayman
@ziphi It's a material I'm only mildly obsessed with as a whole. The fact it's non-toxic inspite of where it falls blows my mind
Had been working with boring Bi compounds for some time.This has shocked me 👍 I l 💖 Bismuth now
@ziphi technically it is made by an advanced civilization, since you don't find it like that in nature; you have to refine it from ore first and then let it slowly crystallize
@Felthry Haha, that’s a fair point.
@ziphi i mean who's to say they don't, really
@ziphi Bismuth 209 has the longest half-life (for Alpha Decay) of any known element at 19 quintillion years.
@ziphi there's a bunch of minerals that look like "what the fuck happened here. Who did this to the rocks?" and yet we obsess with diamonds smh
Case in point, look at this pyrite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrite#/media/File:2780M-pyrite1.jpg
@ziphi it pretty.
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