How Is Helium Used in Everyday Situations?

Helium is the second most abundant element in our Universe; it accounts for roughly a quarter of the amount of visible matter that is present in space, from stars and nebulae to galaxies and planetary atmospheres.

However, on Earth, it isn’t the same story; helium is rather hard to come by, as it has to be collected from the atmosphere, through radioactive decay, or from natural gas. But how is helium used in everyday situations?

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