What Country Was Helium Discovered in?


Janssen obtained the first evidence of helium during the solar eclipse of 1868 when he detected a new line in the solar spectrum.
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Ask.com Answer for: who discovered helium
The discovery of helium is credited to Sir William Ramsay, N. A. Langley, and P. T. Cleve.
The element helium was named after Helios, the Greek god of the sun. It was discovered in 1868 by a French astronomer named Pierre-Jules-Cesar Janssen. Helium is an inert gas and classified as a non-metal.
The discovery of helium is credited to Pierre Janssen and Norman Lockyer. Janssen is credited with the discovery because he observed an unknown yellow spectral line identified as helium. Lockyer is credited with its discovery because he cause the same yellow streak in the same eclipse and named it helium.
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