What are facts about helium?
Helium is a gas which is very light. It is the second lightest element in the universe.
Helium was discovered in 1986.
William Ramsay confirmed it was helium.
Helium remains as gas up to 25c (77f).
Helium has no taste or no color.
Helium doesn't combine with other elements.
It is a by product of the reaction of hydrogen in the sun.
- It's the lightest noble gas. - It's the second most abundant element in the universe. - Liquid helium is a superconductor. - The nucleus of a helium atom is equivalent to an alpha particle. - Its extreme stability is the reason why its fusion from hydrogen releases so much energy. - It makes you talk funny when you inhale it.