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Science fiction minerals

As with any book, movie, anime, or sci-fi content that we value, it is partly due to the combination of real science and fantasy. When you think of science in the more futuristic field, disciplines such as spacecraft engineering, astronomy, physics and biology probably come to mind, but the truth is that the world of science fiction counts. with a lot of geology. In fact, there are great reviews about the geology of well-known franchises such as Star Trek, in which the chapters of the series have served to bring us closer to the spectacular geology of the fictional universe created by created by Gene Roddenberry who died on October 24 from 1991 to age 70.


Today we will focus on a more global view of these fictional minerals. Thanks to the “Small guide to non-existent minerals” of the professor of crystallography and mineralogy of the Faculty of Geological Sciences of the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and researcher of the Institute of Geosciences (UCM-CSIC), Carlos M. Pina and the Doctor of Geological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, researcher at the Polytechnic University of Madrid and professor at the International University of La Rioja, Carlos Pimentel, we approach a series of imaginary materials that offer both fictional civilizations or specific characters , unusual powers or almost inexhaustible sources of energy.


To clarify the succinct information related to the geological universe of science fiction, this Manual of non-existent minerals, published by Ediciones Complutense, reveals the origin, composition, structure, properties and applications of the best-known science fiction minerals.


Do you know what material is used to make the famous lightsabers from the Star Wars universe, Star Wars? Or what properties are attributed to Superman’s kryptonite? Or what is the mineral that is used in the reactors of the Enterprise ship of the Star Trek universe? In this fun little book, you have all the answers and illustrations for each of the minerals. Here are a few strokes to get into the mouth


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