April 25, 2007

Superman beware, kryptonite is real

Posted in Comics, Education, Film, Media, Mineralogy, Movies, Nature, Science, Superman at 6:24 am by deadlikeme

kryptonite.jpgKryptonite is known to have detrimental effects on Superman. His first encounter with kryptonite was not in the comics, but on the radio series The Adventures of Superman.

Anyway, in the movie Superman Returns, Lex Luther steals a rock containing kryptonite. That rock was a sodium-lithium-boron-silicate-hydroxide compound.

A mineral matching the kryptonite’s chemistry has recently been found.

Today, the Natural History Museum of London reveals the mineral for the first time to museum visitors.

Natural History Museum Article

Watch a video about the new mineral.

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