FlipFact of the Day: The letter J is the only letter in the modern English alphabet that you won’t find on the Periodic Table of Elements. While not used in any official element name, the letter Q is found on the Extended Periodic Table, which includes hypothetical undiscovered elements such as Unbiquadium (Ubq) and Untriquadium (Utq).
Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 23, 1995, Comet Hale–Bopp was discovered separately by Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp. It is said to be the most widely observed comet of the 20th century.
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