Monday, August 18, 2008

Today in History: A Mickey Mouse discovery.

On this day in 1868, French scientist Pierre Janssen used spectroscopy to discover a new element in the solar corona.

The element was helium. Unfortunately, it was on the sun and Janssen was on Earth, and so it would be many more years before anyone was actually able to use his discovery to advertise tires at sporting events or do a good Mickey Mouse impression.


Less said...

Hey, a win is a win...

Anonymous said...

According to the Simpsons, he "invented" helium.

That means he was actually God.