Lunar New Element - Atomic Number 126

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Copyright: ESA / European Space Agency   © 01/10/2041

History

The industrial race for the exploitation of the Moon during the past 21st century was initiated by the former People’s Republic of China. Its unmanned drone missions in search of strategic minerals activated a competition between countries and private companies not known since the times of the Cold War between the USA and the Soviet Union, in the early beginnings of space exploration.

After the entire decade of the 2030s with unprofitable results, it was in the summer of 2041 that an unmanned mission of the old European Space Agency succeeded in sending a mission to the Aitken Basin, at the south pole of the Moon’s hidden face. This area had been known since the 2020s as a possible metal mining area. The ESA robot managed to drill down to a depth of 83 metres and ‘touch’ a precious vein of ore. The samples it managed to obtain and send back to Earth turned out to be of an unknown, stable and very heavy mineral, crystallized in combination with oxygen. The new constituent element of the mineral, which does not exist and is unviable on Earth, was a kept as a military secret by the European Union for 4 more years. In 2045 the discovery was disclosed to the scientific community. The new element in the periodic table was named Anamadium after its discoverer, the Lithuanian Anastasya Madigova, CERN’s chief scientist at the time.

The properties of the new element, and above all its solid state, the Anamorphite mineral of Anamadium Dioxide, intrigued the international scientific community from the outset. Its practical use was unknown, but it presented a very peculiar alteration of electromagnetic fields and above all, of gravitational waves, when it was subjected to pressures and temperatures similar to those on the Moon, its place of origin.

It would not be until the year 2056 when Doctor Punset would divulge his findings regarding the peculiar mineral. He had built the first device to provoke a new type of quantum alteration in the nucleus of the Anamadium atom, whose meta-molecular effects on living organisms were amazing. He named it MetaWave. And through this “meta-material field”, energy and digital information could be transmitted on a large scale.

Punset’s conclusion when he divulged his discovery to the world had unthinkable repercussions in the media of the time:

 

“MetaWaves have always existed among us. Since the dawn of civilization, we’ve felt the strange influence of the Moon. Now we’ll begin to understand it. A new and exciting era of discovery is opening up to us as we measure and monitor the effects of our precious satellite on Earth’s wildlife.”

Characteristics

IUPAC denomination:    Anamadium

International Symbol:    An

Atomic Number:           126

Atomic weight:             315

Valence:                       2; 3

Boiling point:                7,700 °C

Melting point:               5,380 °C

Density:                       24.07  g/ml

Atomic structure:          not divulged (Planetary Top Secret since 2049)