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Boson or no?[edit]

See Talk:Boson. -- Beland 01:16, 16 August 2005 (UTC)

compare to helium-3[edit]

Interesting... helium-4 is many orders of magnitude more common than helium-3, yet has a much shorter article. Mathwhiz90601 02:39, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

I suggest you go and do something about it :)     — SkyLined (talk) 17:30, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Occurance of Helium-4[edit]

I am confused about the origin of Helium-4 on Earth, the article states In fact, alpha decay of heavy elements is the source of most naturally occurring helium-4 on earth, but I read in the Big-Bang-nucleosynthesis, that most Helium-4 was created in the very early times of the Universe ... (talk) 03:08, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm guessing here; but it may be true that of all the Helium-4 in the entire universe, most was created in the very beginning of the universe. However, because of alpha decay, a lot more Helium-4 has since been created on earth; this may have created even more than was there from the start.     — SkyLined (talk) 17:33, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Helium was too light to stay with the Earth during its formation. The giant planets had enough gravity to retain helium and hydrogen. --JWB (talk) 19:04, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

[citation needed] (it may be worth explaining on the page, hence the request for reference)     — SkyLined (talk) 08:32, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

Seems like an error[edit]

(question copy+pasted from {{ComplexNuclide2}} talk page by SkyLined)

I changed from {{ComplexNuclide2|Helium|4}} to {{Nuclide2|Helium|4}} in Helium-4 because it generated

4 He
2 2

and not the

4 He

that I think is more appropriate. Is this an error or a misuse of the template? ... said: Rursus (mbork³) 12:20, 27 October 2009 (UTC)