Wednesday, November 24, 2004

The Sands of the Seashore....something to wonder about.

So now the nations are like the sand of the seashore. But each grain of sand is actually pretty interesting in its own way.

"A grain of sand, which has a size of about 100 microns, is made up of a million atoms and each atom is about a millionth of a millimeter. Each atom is a universe in its own right. At its center is the nucleus made up of protons and neutrons which is surrounded by a cloud of electrons. 99.9% of its volume is an empty vacuum. There are 92 different kinds of atoms, and these constitute the periodic table of naturally occurring elements."
(The Wonder of the World: A Journey from Modern
Science to the Mind of God
by Roy Abraham Varghese :399)


Anonymous said...

116 known elements today

mynym said...

...not naturally occuring.