This is the first of a series of videos for the NASA Solar System Electron Spectroscopy Program. These videos are being hosted at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and in this one, I am going to discuss the electrons of the five largest atoms in the Solar System. I will also explain why I am so excited about this project.
I really want to talk about the electrons of the five largest atoms in the Solar System. These electrons are important to all of life on Earth, and they also hold key to our understanding of the universe at large. The planets, the Sun, and the moon are all made of the same five elements: carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, neon, beryllium, and magnesium. These electrons are made up of six different types.
If you’ve ever played the game SimCity, you’ve heard of the “atomic bomb”. It’s a feature that was added to the game at the beginning of the 20th century, and the idea is that, if the nuclear force is used to accelerate electrons into one another, you can create a tremendous force of nuclear radiation that will, as it ages and oxidizes, release a massive amount of energy, which can create new things.
In other words, the idea is if you have a certain amount of electrons, you can create nuclear radiation. The more electrons you have, the more energy you can create. In reality, that isn’t necessarily true. The more electrons you have, the more electrons you end up ionizing. In other words, not only are you not creating nuclear radiation, but not only is your life not ending, it may be ending for a few thousand years.
The life that we are living is not just a life-long life, but life in a state of consciousness. The first time we get to a place we call home, we call it time. We’ve been living in it for so long it’s hard to remember where it started.
The new orbitals are not all created at once, but are created at different rates depending on the number of electrons in the atom. For example, 1s orbital is created at about 4 electrons, 2s orbital at about 10 electrons, and so on. This means that each time you do an orbitals calculation, you only have a 2% chance of getting your answer right. This is why orbitals are said to be “fuzzy”.
The most common way to go about thinking about the orbitals is to think about what they are trying to represent and what they are trying to convey. When you think about something, it’s hard to get lost in a huge pile of paper that’s almost impossible to read, but this one is not hard to remember and it’s a fun puzzle.
Well, its not the only way to do orbits, but its certainly the most common one. It’s just that we’re talking about the exact same number of electrons here in our orbitals, so it’s very easy to remember.
I love this puzzle because the number of electrons and the energy of the orbitals are directly related, as they should be. The more electrons you have, the harder it is to represent the orbitals correctly. The more orbitals you have, the easier it is to remember them.
The next time you find out I’ll be asking you out, you can start reading my blog post. I’m in the process of writing that for you. Let’s start with the most common version of the puzzle, and get into the other puzzle.