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Atoms containing this unstable combination regain stability by shedding radioactive energy, hence the term radioisotope.
Additionally, elements may exist in different isotopes, with each isotope of an element differing in the number of neutrons in the nucleus.The boat of a pharaoh was discovered in a sealed crypt and reassembled in a museum near the pyramids (see Fig. The age of our galaxy and earth also can be estimated using radioactive dating.Using the decays of uranium and thorium, our galaxy has been found to be between 10 and 20 billion years old and the earth has been found to be 4.6 billion years old. Within experimental error, this estimate agrees with the 15 billion year estimate of the age of the Universe.C and counting the amount of each) allows one to date the death of the once-living things.
Perhaps you have heard of Ice Man, a man living in the Alps who died and was entombed in glacial ice until recently when the ice moved and melted.
The radioactive decay process of each type of radioisotope is unique and is measured with a time period called a half-life.