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Daily Create: A paintball magnesium atom!

By September 12, 2016Daily Create

Today’s daily create was to make a photo of a dozen of anything. I chose Magnesium which has an atomic weight of 12 (made with shiny blue paintballs)

Fun Facts about magnesium:

  1. When such stars explode as supernovas much of the magnesium is expelled into space where it may recycle into new star systems.

  2. Magnesium is the eleventh most abundant element by mass in the human body and the ions are essential to all cells.

  3. Magnesium is the second most abundant metal in seawater. (Only sodium is more abundant.)

  4. Our bodies need the correct amount of magnesium in our diets for us to sleep properly. If it’s too high or too low, we can suffer from sleep disturbance.

  5. The word “magnesium” comes from the name of the Greek region Magnesia, where compounds of this element occur naturally.

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