Element 44 is technically not named for Russia… but perhaps it should be.
It’s only after we gave up searching for this element that we found it out in the universe.
Welcome to the sleepy Swedish town of Ytterby. I hope you like it, because we’ll be spending an awful lot of time there later in the series.
Rubidium is more explosive than the alkali metals above it on the table, but it’s much more interesting when it’s standing almost perfectly still.