Today is Caturday. And Supernova Condensate doesn’t contain enough feline lunacy.
I am fixing this. Yes.

For any non-chemists in the room, carbon-astatine bonds would be C-At bonds. And yes, even though it’s radioactive and its longest isotope only lasts for 8.1 hours (“astatine” comes from the greek word astatos which actually means unstable!) organo-astatine chemistry is actually a thing. C-At bonds!

About Invader Xan

Molecular astrophysicist, usually found writing frenziedly, staring at the sky, or drinking mojitos.
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2 Responses to Meow

  1. invaderxan says:

    Hehehe! I like that one!

  2. 6_bleen_7 says:

    My favorite cat scientist joke is attributable to Douglas Hofstadter.
    The Holy Grail of molecular biology is to be able to determine the final three-dimensional structure of a protein simply by reading the sequence of DNA nucleotides—the As, Gs, Ts and Cs—that codes for it. In other words, how the genotype determines the phenotype. So far, this goal has mostly eluded us, with one important exception. The phenotype of Felus catus is readily apparent from its genotype. A representative section of the Felus catus genome is shown below.


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