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Others hope to pry out the neutrino's mass by studying nuclei of holmium-163, a synthetic radioisotope, created with particle accelerators, that undergoes a process nearly the opposite of beta decay called electron capture.
For instance, rock art on the Indonesia island of Sulawesi was found to be a minimum of 40,000 years old using a technique called uranium-thorium radioisotope dating.
Revisit the heated and messy history of plutonium-238, from the radioisotope's discovery and use in nuclear batteries for spacecraft to a botched CIA mission and a shortage that threatens to stop deep space exploration.
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Origin and Etymology of radioisotope
First Known Use: 1938See Words from the same year
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