James Webb Space Telescope finds rare heavy chemical element from 'kilonova' explosion

Oct 27, 2023
I saw what I consider a grievous error. Te is not rare when compared with Pt. If you know anything about how all elements above Iron are formed, in stellar explosions, you realize that the bigger the element number the more rare it is. With Platinum one row down on the periodic table this sort of mistake makes me wonder about accuracy of other published work. If you wonder why bigger then iron you need to study up on the life of a star. The reaction of fusion making iron causes the star to contract. This causes the explosion.

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