The universe is not perfect, it is full of elliptical orbits. I bet that something you didn't know. Find out how this knowledge came to be fact.
William Herschel was a classical trained musician who changed to astronomy to study the stars. He became the greatest telescope maker of his time and discovered that the Milky Way is full of stars.
Disk of Stars
This clip gives a preview of 100 Greatest Discoveries, a show about sciencce breakthroughs.
100 Greatest Discoveries Promo
Scientist are smart but did you know that they used radio waves to find a black whole four times bigger than the sun on the other side of the Milky Way. Cool!
Milky Way Radio Waves
A great discovery at the time, the earth is not the center of the universe but the sun is. Find out how this discovery came to be.
Gamma Bursts are very big explosions, devastating, and they happen in space all the time. Some are so big we can see them light years a way.
Penicillin was one of medical sciences biggest breakthroughs.
The Discovery of Penicillin
Pasteur discovered how to "pasteurize" to keep things germ free.
Germ Theory Origins
Scientists are surprised to learn that the universe is speeding up.
The site of the Burgess Shale was created by an underwater mudflow entombing organisms for hundreds of millions of years
Burgess Shale Creation
The discovery that a healthy diet with the necessary vitamins prevented many diseases without really that much effort.
The Discovery of Vitamins
Cancer cells may already be inside us on the cellular level, just waiting to be activated.
Cancer Theories and Discoveries
Bernard Brunhes' study of volcanic eruptions lead to the discovery of the earth's magnetic field reversal.
Magnetic Field Reversal
Early in the eighteenth century scientists first began to classify animals.
Classification of Species
Diabetes would still take countless lives if it weren't for this unique drug.
The Invention of Insulin
The underground intense heat that powers old faithful, is akin to the type of conditions that according to scientists may have began life
Yellowstone's underground Volcano