The Bizarre, Breathtaking Science Photos of Fritz Goro
A scientist holds a plastic block that he blasted with charged electric particles while investigating the notion of lightning as a rain trigger, 1962. Image: Fritz Goro—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.