Wolf-Ram and Nebelung Dragon

Tungsten, also known as wolfram, is a chemical element with the chemical symbol W and atomic number 74. The word tungsten comes from the Swedish language tung sten directly translatable to heavy stone,[3] though the name is volfram in Swedish to distinguish it from Scheelite, which in Swedish is alternatively named tungsten.

WolfRam is a rare element which in Earth is only found in compounds with other elements…

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Osmium (from Greek osme (ὀσμή) meaning “smell”) is a chemical element with the symbol Os and atomic number 76. It is a hard, brittle, bluish-white transition metal in the platinum family and is the densest naturally occurring element, with a density of 22.59 g/cm3. It is found as a trace element in alloys, mostly in platinum ores. Its alloys with platinumiridium, and other platinum group metals are employed in fountain pen tips,electrical contacts, and other applications where extreme durability and hardness are needed.[2]

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Tantalum is a chemical element with the symbol Ta and atomic number 73. Previously known as tantalium, its name comes from Tantalus, a character from Greek mythology.[3] Tantalum is a rare, hard, blue-gray, lustrous transition metal that is highly corrosion-resistant. It is part of therefractory metals group, which are widely used as minor components in alloys. The chemical inertness of tantalum makes it a valuable substance for laboratory equipment and a substitute for platinum, but its main use today is in tantalum capacitors in electronic equipment such as mobile phonesDVD playersvideo game systems and computers. Tantalum, always together with the chemically similar niobium

The conventional answer to this question is that osmium is the densest element known to man – about 22.6 g/cm³, considerably greater than tungsten and way above mercury. Next nearest is indium, at around 22.3 g/cm³.

The reason for its high density is that it’s mainly due to ‘the lanthanide contraction’. The lanthanide series ofelements in the periodic table are apparently peculiar in that they contain electrons in 4f orbitals which do not effectively screen the outer electrons from the nuclear charge. As a result, the atomic radii of those elements are reduced and the atoms can be packed more closely in the bulk metal. 

On a lighter note, I thought that Dimmu Borgir were a black metal heavy rock band – I’m not sure they would appreciate being listed amongst the densest objects in the world.

Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means “dark cities” or “dark castles/fortresses” in IcelandicFaroese and Old Norse.

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He (Sanata) was warned never to wear The Ring of The Nebelungs…

The Nebelung is a rare breed of the domestic cat. Nebelungs have long bodies, wide-set green eyes, long and dense fur, and mild dispositions. The name Nebelung — apparently a portmanteau of the German word (Nebel) for Mist or Fog and a medieval Germanic saga, Nibelungenlied — is perhaps derived from the cat’s distinctive silky blue-grey coat and from the breed’s progenitors, who were named after the two major figures in theNibelungenlied, the German warrior Siegfried and the Icelandic queen Brunhilde.

The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfried (living lightest element to the heaviest as the lightest lost The Heart’s Light) at the court of the Burgundians (burgundian vine is very different than any other French vine), how he was murdered…

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Nebelung

 

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