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By continuing to use this site, you consent to the use of cookies.We use cookies to offer you a better experience, personalize content, tailor advertising, provide social media features, and better understand the use of our services.Samples were tested at three independent laboratories, each being given four pieces of cloth, with only one unidentified piece from the shroud, to avoid prejudice.All three laboratories found samples of the shroud contain 92 percent of the Part of the Shroud of Turin, which shows a remarkable negative imprint likeness of Jesus complete with evidence of crucifixion wounds.

Its remarkable negative imprint of an apparently crucified body resembles the then-accepted image of Jesus.

Another way of considering the decay constant is that a given carbon-11 nuclei has a 0.0568 percent probability of decaying each second.

The decay of carbon-11 allows it to be used in positron emission topography (PET) scans; however, its 20.334 min half-life does pose challenges for its administration.

(b) One hour is nearly three full half-lives of the carbon-11 nucleus.

As a result, one would expect the amount of sample remaining to be approximately one eighth of the original amount.

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