The Astrobiological Periodic Table

Astrobiological Periodic Table

I love all the various versions of the Periodic Table, and have already mentioned several different ones, including an interactive one, one of dots, one of irrational nonsense, one of elemental discoveries, and even one of cupcakes.

Today, we have yet another version. This is the astrobiological Periodic Table, by Charles Cockell, showing the astrophysical source of each element, along with their biological uses. For instance, hydrogen was formed during the Big Bang, and is essential in all life, whereas boron is produced entirely by cosmic ray spallation, and has specialised uses in some life.

It’s a really interesting take on the Periodic Table, and manages to provide a wealth of information at a quick glance. Onwards!

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  1. Pingback: Periodic Table – Where Your Elements Came From | Richer Ramblings

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