Astronomy Cast

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Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences

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Natural Sciences 9
Science & Medicine 21

Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.


Ep. 323: Isotopes

December 3rd, 2013

Episode 356 of 460 episodes

The number of protons defines an element, but the number of neutrons can vary. We call these different flavors of an element isotopes, and use these isotopes to solve some challenging mysteries in physics and astronomy. Some isotopes occur naturally, and others need to be made in nuclear reactors and particle accelerators.

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