Which explorer discovered the Fountain of Youth in America?

Answer Juan Ponce de Leon, an explorer from Spain closely associated with the Fountain of Youth, searched for the island of Bimini in the Bahamas in 1513. He was looking for riches and may have been searc... Read More »

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What flag was Columbus flying when he discovered America?

Christopher Columbus found the support for his expedition to find a trade route to the Indies from the king and queen of Spain. His three ships--the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria--all sailed ... Read More »

What year was the neutron discovered?

Sir James Chadwick, an English physicist, discovered the neutron in 1932. Lord Ernest Rutherford had theorized that neutral particles existed in atoms in 1920. Chadwick proved this by expanding and... Read More »

In what year were the first galaxies discovered?

According to Students for the Exploration and Development of Space website, the Milky Way and two adjacent galaxies were first identified in prehistoric times. The first dated discovery, however, m... Read More »

Who discovered hydrogen and in what year?

The British scientist Henry Cavendish (1731-1810) identified hydrogen as an individual substance in 1766. Later, the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) named the element by combining the ... Read More »