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Soon the camp erupted into smoke, flame and the smell of sulfur.
The material contained hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur ions moving at almost light speed.
One account claimed that the grave into which Luther’s body was placed was later found to be completely empty except for the stench of sulfur, implying he’d been taken straight to hell.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect temperature for molten sulfur coming from the hydrothermal vents.
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The paper, published in the journal Joule, details how scientists added a compound made up of phosphorus and sulfur elements to the electrolyte liquid, which carries charge within batteries.
Mount Agung, rich in sulfur like many volcanoes east of Indonesia’s main island of Java, expelled more than seven million tons of sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere in 1963.
Geological data point to reserves at the field at 298 million tons of oil, or some 2.184 billion barrels, and the oil is high quality — light and low-sulfur, according to Rosneft.
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Origin and Etymology of sulfur
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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