A Catalyst article about the astronomer William Herschel who discovered Uranus in 1781. He became the first person since ancient times to identify a new planet. However, he is also known as the ‘accidental’ discoverer of infrared radiation. The article asks is this a fair description and can such discoveries really happen by accident?
This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2007, Volume 17, Issue 3.
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