On becoming the material world

Glanz, James
February 1998
Astronomy;Feb98, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p44
Details the origin of the Earth's chemical elements and their arrangement in the Earth's internal structure. Primordial arrangement brought by the `Big Bang' explosions; Conclusions formulated by cosmologists on the issue; Observations by cosmologists on the internal surface of the Earth; Speculations on the formation mechanisms of the elements. INSET: Creating heavy elements.


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