It’s a Mineral, It’s a Crystal, Its — Kryptonite!

29 04 2007

Kryponite, the only substance that could defeat Superman, is no longer the stuff of science fiction. A unique and previously unidentifed mineral that nearly exactly matches the chemical makeup as described in the movie Superman Returns, was recently discovered by researchers in Serbia. However, unlike the Kryponite in the comics, the real deal is not green and glowing, but white and harmless even to superheroes.

The mineral will formally be called jadarite, after the mine in Serbia where it was found.

Read the full story here at BBC.

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