Saturday, February 11, 2017

Fun Flag for Element 58- Cerium

The Fun Flag for Cerium, Element 58, combines the flags of Sweden and Germany.  Reason being, this matter was independently and coincidentally recognized in the same year, 1803, by Sweden and Germany.   Jöns Jakob Berzelius and Wilhelm Hisinger of Sweden, and Martin Heinrich Klaproth of Germany were the first three humans to sense and describe the scientific element of 58 protons, but it was the Sweden's Berzelius who named this atom Cerium. Berzelius named it after the recently discovered planet of Ceres, which was recently visited by the NASA's Dawn probe in 2015.

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