Science Quiz / Namesakes of Elements

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Can you name these people who had elements named after them?

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Russian physicist who co-discovered spontaneous fission
Norse goddess of love and beauty
Russian scientist credited with devising the first periodic table of elements
Mother Earth according to the Romans
Renaissance astronomer condemned by the Catholic church for his heliocentric model of the Solar System
Ruler of the underworld
Danish physicist famous for his contributions to atomic structure and quantum theory
Inventor of the cyclotron
Greek goddess of the moon
American scientist who synthesized ten transuranium elements
Greek man whose eternal punishment in Tartarus involved water and grapes
Roman god of the sea
Greek god of the sky, husband and son of Gaia
Roman messenger of the gods
Finnish man who discovered yttrium
German physicist who discovered x-rays
Married couple famous for their work on radioactivity
The father of nuclear physics, discoverer of the radioactive half-life and atomic nucleus
Prominent Californian rancher born in England who owned land near the San Francisco Bay
Greek goddess of wisdom
Irish philosopher famed for advancing the theory of subjective idealism
Inventor of the first nuclear reactor
German scientist famed for his development of the theory of relativity
Swedish inventor of dynamite
Greek Titan who brought fire to mankind
Norse god of thunder
The daughter of Tantalus in Greek mythology
Greek god of the Sun
Roman goddess of agriculture
Female scientist who helped discover nuclear fission

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