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If anybody is able to contribute to the uses of aluminum-26 that would be helpful. My ability only extends to exactly what it is not necessarily what it is commonly used for. jondn (talk) 01:26, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

Yes, but thanks, you did a great deal to make the article viable. Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 15:31, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

Insufficient context?[edit]

The page is marked as having "insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject". What more is needed? Mentioning that aluminium is a chemical element, maybe? But any more details, such as explaining isotopes and radioactivity will not make the text more comprehensible, it will only confuse. The meaning of "isotope", "aluminium", "chemical element" and such must be presumed to be known, otherwise the definition of Aluminium-26 will be confused because of overflow of detail. I think the definition is concise, and the concepts of "isotope", "aluminium", "chemical element" are not too complicated to be simply presumed. Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 15:31, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

I boldly removed it, for the bold reason that I boldly rewrote the first bold paragraph. Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 16:09, 31 January 2010 (UTC)

More to add[edit]

Aluminium-26 is not just any isotope, see Isotopes of aluminium. 26Al was (believed to be) produced in huge amounts by the same supernova that triggered the creation of our solar system. An established theory of early internal warming of the bodies of the solar system relies on 26Al to produce sufficient warming for even melting the interiors of asteroids, a melting that have been indirectly observed, which would otherwise be very hard to explain. (Source needed, I believe in Scientific American). Isotopes of aluminium mention studies of 26Al to 10Be ratio for mapping sedimentation ratios. I believe the isotope have other aspects too. Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 16:09, 31 January 2010 (UTC) "Integral identifies supernova rate for Milky Way". Rursus dixit. (mbork3!) 16:10, 31 January 2010 (UTC)