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Name: Dysprosium
Symbol: Dy
Atomic Number: 66
Atomic Mass: 162.500external image s7s.JPG
Standard: State: solid at 298 K
Group name: Lanthanoid
Period in Periodic Table: 6
Color: silvery white
Classification: Metallic

Dysprosium is a very interesting element. Some facts about dysprosium is that it is relatively stable in air at room temperature. Second, the metal is soft enough to be cut with a knife. Third, it can be machines without sparking if overheating is avoided. Fourth, it is a rare earth metal found in minerals such as xenotime, monazite, and bastnaesite. Finally, the element has a metallic, bright silver lustre. Those are some interesting facts about dysprosium.