A mineral found by geologists in Serbia — though neither glowing nor green — shares virtually the same chemical composition as the fictional kryptonite from the Superman stories. Mineralogist Chris Stanley of London's Natural History Museum promises to be very careful when the mineral — known to Earthlings as jadarite — goes on display at the museum.
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Gotham's Daily Planet with help from Reuters reports a startling find -kryptonite. Neither glowing nor green, this version is powdery white and was found in Serbia. Mineralogist Chris Stanley at London's Natural History Museum searched online for a matching chemical formula and discovered it on a box shown in the movie "Superman Returns" labeled kryptonite. He promises to be very careful when it goes on display at the museum.
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