Creating New Super Heavy Atomic Elements

Periodic Table of the Elements

Researchers in Germany recently confirmed the existence of Element 117, a jumbo sized atom which sits on the outer edges of the periodic table. Uranium is one of the heaviest elements found in nature with 92 protons, but scientists have been able to push the number of protons higher in laboratories and create new elements. Clara Moskowitz,Associate Editor at Scientific American, tells us about the new element.