Narong Chanlek, Beamline Scientist, Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI
), Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, for XPS experiments.
Traces of the supernova's pollution can be found in meteorites in the form of short-lived radioactive isotopes, or SLRIs. SLRIs-versions of elements with the same number of protons, but a different number of neutrons-found in primitive meteorites decay on time scales of millions of years and turn into different, so-called daughter, elements.
When scientists find the daughter elements distributed in telltale patterns in primitive meteorites, this means that the parent SLRIs had to be created just before the meteorites themselves were formed.
The Blueprint Initiative is a research program of the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute (SLRI) at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, with an affiliated node in Singapore.
Established in 1985, the SLRI at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto is one of the world's leading centres for biomedical research.
Established in 1985, The Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute (SLRI) at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto is one of the world's leading centres for biomedical research.
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