The mystery behind the high abundance of Lithium in some evolved stars traced

What is the News? Scientists have found out the reason behind the high abundance of Lithium in some evolved stars. Note: Lithium is found in trace amounts on Earth. It is also a key component of rechargeable batteries. What did the Astronomers know so far about Lithium in Stars? Astronomers have known that a class… Continue reading The mystery behind the high abundance of Lithium in some evolved stars traced

India’s race to secure Lithium – Opportunities and Challenges: Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction First traces of Lithium in India were discovered in Karnataka’s Mandya district recently. The preliminary find is relatively small: a mere 1,600 tonnes of lithium deposits. Chile, on the other hand, has an estimated reserves of 9.2 million tonnes. If oil powered the world in the 20th century, Lithium could… Continue reading India’s race to secure Lithium – Opportunities and Challenges: Explained, pointwise

Sun like stars hold key for Li increase in the Universe

News: Scientists from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics(IIA) have provided evidence for the first time that Lithium(Li) production is common among low mass Sun-like stars during their Helium (He) core burning phase. Facts: About the Study: Scientists performed a large-scale systematic investigation of the ‘He-flash’ (on-set of He-ignition at the star’s core via violent eruption)… Continue reading Sun like stars hold key for Li increase in the Universe