Fixed astronomical clock vital for galactic history

Canberra, Australia (SPX) Feb 06, 2015

Scientists have settled a long running debate on one of the fundamental time measures for galactic history – the half-life of a radioactive isotope of iron.

The new, accurate figure for the iron-60 half-life will bring clarity to many details of how the heavy elements were formed during the evolution of the galaxy.

The team found that the half-life of iron-60 is 2.6 million years, re —> Read More Here


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