Helium

Helium's Atomic Information

Helium has a Atomic mass of 4.002

atomic number of 2

The symbol for Helium is He

Pierre Janssen and Norman Lockyer discovered helium

Helium comes from the greek word helios.

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Interesting facts

  1. It is the second most abundant element in the universe.
  2. In 1928 helium became available on the open market for the first time.
  3. the second lightest, following behind hydrogen.
  4. It is the only know element know to remain a liquid at absolute zero under normal pressure.
  5. liquid helium is used to supercool giant magnets, mostly in medical uses such as MRI scanners.
  6. The United States National helium reserve controls 30% of the worlds supply.
  7. Scientist have been proposing mining helium from the moon since 1986.