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Although elements heavier than Uranium are increasingly unstable and radioactive (with half-lives measured in fractions of a second), quantum theory predicted an 'island of stability', consisting of the elements with atomic numbers from 114 to 122, with half-lives measured in the millions of years. These superheavy elements, also called eka-metals or island metals, are generated in small amounts in supernova explosions. Prior to the strike at Gandr, only a few grams had ever been discovered in nature, just enough for scientists to determine that superheavy metals would be immensely valuable to industry if a source could be found.

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