Those who are aw̳a̳r̳e with the wacko edge of U̳F̳O̳ believing won’t be surprised by the appearance of element 115. (and yes, even within the fringe believe in U̳F̳O̳s, there is a faction so far out there that it is referred to as the wacko fringe of the fringe),
The name Bob Lazar is well-known to many people.
Lazar claimed to have been a physicist at S4 between 1988 and 1989. S4 was allegedly near Groom Dry Lake, Nevada, southwest of top-secret A̳r̳e̳a̳ 51.
Reverse engineering is used to study and learn more about ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ spacecraft or flying saucers at S4, claims Lazar. Lazar, who has a wealth of knowledge on the propulsion system and other technical details of a disc-shaped spaceship he refers to as the sport model, claims to have observed nine different ex̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ ships there.
Lazar’s credibility was called into question when it was discovered that “schools he was said to have attended had no r̟e̟c̟o̟r̟d̟ of him, while others in the scientific community had no remembrance of ever meeting him.” Lazar’s supporters contend that his credentials and history were compromised in order to bring up the specific credibility difficulties that his opponents have brought up.
What about element 15, also known as ununpentium?
According to Bob Lazar, the under investigation automobiles used nuclear fuel made from atomic element 115. It was claimed that element 115, also known as “ununpentium” (symbol Uup), provided both an anti-gravity energy source and antimatter for the creation of energy during proton bombardment.
The resultant large-scale gravitational impact would be a distortion or w̳a̳r̳p of space-time, decreasing the distance and travel time to a destination since the nucleus of Element 115 has an extremely powerful nuclear force field.
The existence of this synthetic element was confirmed by experts during a recent accelerator experiment. Will it be sufficient to officially recognize ununpentium and give it a new name?
Now, a fresh set of tests supports the discovery of one of those elements. An multinational team of scientists produced an element using 115 protons in Germany’s GSI accelerator. The element, known as ununpentium (Latin for one-one-five plus “-ium”), has been produced by research teams before.
Initially developed in the early 2000s by a group of Russian and American scientists, ununpentium was the subject of a research on it in 2006. Ununpentium was not at the time formally recognized or given a name by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), who did not consider that data satisfactory. The most recent GSI investigations represent yet another positive development.
Why don’t we state that somebody “found” ununpentium instead of “synthesized” or “made” it? Like other super-heavy elements, ununpentium can only be created through human research. It is entirely synthetic (ununpentium: elements; polyester; fabrics?).
No laboratory can produce it either. Uranium is the heaviest element that occurs naturally on Earth and contains 92 protons. Atoms heavier than uranium can only be produced by fusion processes, nuclear reactions, or other highly specialized chemistry. In the past, the GSI accelerator has created six artificial elements with more protons than uranium.
Americium, a synthetic element with 95 protons, was attacked with calcium ions, each of which has 20 protons, by a team of researchers at GSI to produce ununpentium. The americium and calcium atom nuclei are joined by the bombardment to produce a new 115-proton nucleus. (For an instructive GIF, visit the “new components” webpage at GSI.) Like other artificial super-heavy elements, ununpentium decays quickly. For the 2006 announcement, scientists created ununpentium atoms that barely lasted 30 to 80 milliseconds.
According to Lund University in Sweden, IUPAC members will now evaluate the recent confirmation of the 2006 work to determine whether it is adequate to justify formal recognition for ununpentium. Researchers from Lund were in charge of the most recent ununpentium testing at GSI. In the meanwhile, Physical Review Letters has published the results of the Lund team.
The United States’ Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory claims that research on synthetic elements not only supports interesting chemical theories, but also advances knowledge of the fission process in general. On the other hand, ununpentium is unlikely to be found in even the most cutting-edge future technology. Up until now, scientists have only found practical uses for artificial atoms with 100 or fewer protons.
Although it has always been theoretically possible to create several of these elements that do not occur in nature, doing so in the lab only tells us anything about fusion at this time. Of course, nothing about this discovery confirms Bob Lazar’s outlandish dreams. U̳F̳O̳s are not mentioned.