When were red giants discovered?

Answer An astronomer named David Fabricius discovered the first red giant, named Mira, on August 3, 1596. A red giant is a pulsating star, similar to the sun, that is nearing the end of its life and is be... Read More »

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When were the Fiji Islands discovered& who discovered them?

The original inhabitants of the islands of Fiji came from Melanesia some 3,500 years ago. Dutch explorer Abel Janzsoon Tasman sighted the northeast islands of Fiji in 1643. British Captain James Co... Read More »

When were microscopes discovered?

In about 1597, two Dutch eyeglass makers--Zaccharias Janssen and his son Hans--discovered a method for making the first compound microscope. They were experimenting with lenses in a tube when they ... Read More »

When were quarks discovered?

Quarks were discovered in 1968. A group of scientists used the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to cause electron collisions. The behavior of th... Read More »

When were crystals discovered?

Discoveries that have been in use since the dawn of history are hard to date. From cultures of the biblical period to the Native Americans, all knew of crystals and their healing properties. Modern... Read More »