Element 115 (placeholder name “ununpentium”, presently Moscovium) was only known in theory, prior to 2003. Bob Lazar put the spotlight on “Element 115” in a 1989 interview. He claimed that 115 was used by UFO “Reticulin” spacecraft to distort space and time with strong gravitational fields, which enabled a UFO to “jump” in “the cosmos from point to point”. Lazar held by this claim even thirty years later into his 2018 interview conducted by Tyler Glockner. Skeptics argue that 115 is too unstable to be used, however Lazar believes that the UFO technology that has been using 115 “was far too advanced”.
Bob Lazar[edit | edit source]
Robert Lazar, Narration Excerpt from The Lazar Tape:
- “The power source (of the craft) is a reactor that uses Element 115 as a fuel and uses a total annihilation reaction that provides the heat that it converts to energy, making it a compact, light-weight, efficient onboard power source.
- “Inside the reactor, Element 115 is bombarded with a proton which plugs into the nucleus of the 115 atom and becomes Element 116[notes 1] which immediately decays and releases or radiates small amounts of anti-matter. The anti-matter is released into a vacuum into a tube that keeps it from reacting with the matter that’s around it. It’s then directed towards the gaseous matter target at the end of the tube. The matter and anti-matter collide and annihilate, fully converting to energy. The heat from this reaction is converted into electrical energy in a near 100% efficient thermoelectric generator. This is a device that converts heat directly into electrical energy.”
Moscovium[edit | edit source]
Element 115 (Moscovium) was first synthesized in 2003 by a joint team of Russian and American scientists at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia. 115 was officially named Moscovium, with symbol Mc, on 28 November 2016 by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), named after Moscow Oblast where Dubna is located.
History[edit | edit source]
In 1979, IUPAC recommended that the placeholder name for 115, a then unnamed and undiscovered element (See Mendeleev's predicted elements), be called ununpentium (with corresponding symbol, Uup) until the discovery of the element is confirmed and a permanent name is decided. Although widely discussed in various chemical communities, the recommendations were mostly ignored among scientists in the field, who called it "element 115", with the symbol of E115, (115) or simply 115.
Notes[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- NewScientist, Fresh evidence emerges for superheavy element 115, 28 August 2013, by Lisa Grossman
- Wikipedia, Moscovium
- YouTube, Tyler Glockner interviews Bob Lazar (Dec 2018)
- Staff (30 November 2016). "IUPAC Announces the Names of the Elements 113, 115, 117, and 118". IUPAC. https://iupac.org/iupac-announces-the-names-of-the-elements-113-115-117-and-118/. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
- Wikipedia, Moscovium#Naming
- Chatt, J. (1979). "Recommendations for the Naming of Elements of Atomic Numbers Greater than 100". Pure Appl. Chem. 51 (2): 381–384. doi:10.1351/pac197951020381.
- Hoffman, Darleane C.; Lee, Diana M.; Pershina, Valeria (2006). "Transactinides and the future elements". In Morss; Edelstein, Norman M.; Fuger, Jean. The Chemistry of the Actinide and Transactinide Elements (3rd ed.). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media. ISBN 1-4020-3555-1.
Resources[edit | edit source]
- Earth Files, Scientists Create and Add Elements 113 and 115 to Periodic Table, by Linda Moulton Howe, 6 Feb 2004