Helium under Africa

British scientists have detected a huge helium field in Africa, after discovering a massive stash of the crucial gas underground in Tanzania.

The find – estimated to be nearly seven times the total amount of helium consumed globally every year – will help allay concerns over Earth’s dwindling known supplies of the natural resource, which is crucial for things like MRI scanners, nuclear energy, and detecting industrial leaks.

via Scientists just discovered a massive field of precious helium gas in Africa – ScienceAlert.

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