Studying a statue of Atlas holding the sky, an American astronomer finds key evidence of what could be a major fraud in science history. The Los Angeles Times reports:
"Historians have long looked on the Atlas as a postcard from the past — interesting largely as astronomical art. But as (astronomer Brad) Schaefer approached, he began to notice subtle details in the arrangement of the constellations. It wasn't that anything was wrong with the statue. If anything, the positions of the constellations were too perfect to be mere decoration. He was more than a little intrigued. No, this was no mere piece of art. Taking out his camera, he was about to take a journey through the centuries to unravel one of the great mysteries of the ancient world and uncover key evidence in what may be one of the biggest cases of fraud in the history of science."