Tuesday, November 15, 2016

This day in history


On this day in 1895 physicist Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German scientist, became the first person to observe X-rays-- a significant scientific advancement that would ultimately benefit a variety of fields but would mostly affect medicine by making the invisible visible. Röntgen's discovery occurred accidentally in Wurzburg during a lab experiment where he was testing whether cathode rays could pass through glass when he noticed a glow coming from a nearby chemically coated screen. He dubbed the rays that caused this clow X-rays because of their unknown nature. ~ Kaevyn Spencer


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