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Francis William Aston
September 1, 1877 - November 20, 1945
Nationality: British
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: British Scientist

The whole of the hydrogen on the earth might be transformed at once and the success of the experiment published at large to the universe as a new star.


It has long been known that the chemical atomic weight of hydrogen was greater than one-quarter of that of helium, but so long as fractional weights were general there was no particular need to explain this fact, nor could any definite conclusions be drawn from it.


The cosmical importance of this conclusion is profound and the possibilities it opens for the future very remarkable, greater in fact than any suggested before by science in the whole history of the human race.


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