Which Scientific Discovery Has The Most Fascinating Story Behind It?

Science is sometimes presented as just a constant march of new discoveries, but each of them come with a complex backstory about exactly how it was discovered. Today, we want to know your favorite.

Tell us what the discovery was and then tell us the story of how it was made. Is it a little known story? Or maybe it's a famous one that you want to add some additional detail to? Whatever it is, share it in the comments now.


Image: Giant Magellan Telescope.

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