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ELEMENT
Rubidium
Symbol
(Terran)
Rb
Atomic number 37
Atomic weight 85.47

Rubidium (symbol Rb) is a chemical element, an alkali metal with atomic number 37 on the periodic table.

Characteristics and historyEdit

Rubidium has an atomic mass of 85.47. This element was discovered by Humans for the first time on Earth's European continent in Germany, in the year 1861. (ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual)

In the 2150s decade, Martian mohole-borers were equipped with rubidium lasers. (ENT - The Romulan War novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

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