Iridium (symbol Ir) is a chemical element, a transition metal with atomic number 77 on the periodic table.

Characteristics and historyEdit

Iridium has an atomic mass of 192.2. This element was discovered by Humans for the first time on Earth's European continent in France and England, in the year 1804. (ST reference: Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual)

Iridium can be used in the repair of starships, and has a very brief half-life.

After his ship suffered damage in 2262, Captain R.M. Merik was forced to take the SS Beagle to planet 892-IV and send a landing party down to obtain some iridium. (TOS episode: "Bread and Circuses")

While performing a survey of a planet in the Hobus star system in 2387, Ayel, science officer of the Narada, detected trace amounts of iridium and deuterium, as well as large deposits of decalithium. (ST - Countdown comic: "Number One")



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