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URANIUM: TWISTING THE DRAGON’S TAIL | “Structure Changes” | PBS


Watch Part One of the series at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365535134/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=urat_covefullprogram (US Only) and Part Two at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365535143/?Utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=pbsofficial&utm_campaign=urat_covefullprogram (US Only) Airs Tuesday, July 28 and Wednesday July 29 at 10/9c.

The URANIUM atom has the largest naturally occurring nucleus on earth, with 92 protons and usually 146 neutrons. It’s so big that it is groaning under the strain. Uranium spits out pieces of itself and when it does it no longer has 92 protons, it’s become a completely different element. Uranium does this all by itself, spontaneously and naturally.