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#20814 - 04/24/07 11:46 AM 'Kryptonite' discovered
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Kryptonite is no longer just the stuff of fiction feared by caped superheroes.

A new mineral matching its unique chemistry - as described in the film Superman Returns - has been identified in a mine in Serbia.

According to movie and comic-book storylines, kryptonite is supposed to sap Superman's powers whenever he is exposed to its large green crystals.

The real mineral is white and harmless, says Dr Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at London's Natural History Museum.

"I'm afraid it's not green and it doesn't glow either - although it will react to ultraviolet light by fluorescing a pinkish-orange," he told BBC News.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6584229.stm
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#20923 - 04/25/07 06:40 PM Re: 'Kryptonite' discovered [Re: DA Morgan]
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No Kr in it? I feel cheated.
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