Adriana Ocampo
Adriana has super strength and can manipulate the speed of objects
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Adriana became a superhero and crime-fighter in the 1960s. She was studying to become a geologist when a metero shower gave her the power to control moving objects, making them move at extreme speeds. Adriana fights many villains and menaces from across our the Solar System not only alone but also as a member of Team Remarkablz.
Adriana was part of the team working on the Galileo space probe. The probe was launched en 1989 en route to Jupiter. The planet is depicted in the top left hand of the drawing.
Adriana's family moved from Columbia to Buenos Aires in 1970 when Adriana was 14 years old
Adriana's hidden treasures...
SCIENCE SUPERHERO
Adriana discovered the Chicxulub crater. This is where a massive asteroid struck the planet 66 million years
OCCUPATION:
Planetary Geologist
Adriana is Colombian a planetary geologist. She became interested in science at a young age and age 18 had a summer job at NASA. Adriana showed that an area in Mexico could be the site of a giant crater where the meteor that likely wiped out the dinosaurs hit the earth. She now works at NASA on the New Frontiers Programme.
About Adriana
TRUE IDENTITY
What Does a Planetary Geologist Do?
Planetary Geologists study the geology of planets and their moons as well as asteroids and comets.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard
Fun Facts About Space Rocks!
A meteoroid is a chunk of space rock. If it burns up while our atmosphere it's called a meteor and if a piece lands, it's called a meteorite.
Meteoroids that are more than 10 metres in diameter are asteroids.
The meteor that struck the Yucatan peninsula was massive in scale. Some say it may have killed off dinosaurs and led to the development of present-day mammals. Find out more in this National Geographic Video
Meteor Impact - The Chicxulub Crater
DID YOU KNOW ?
In this video Dr. Adriana Ocampo talks about the Chicxulub crater. If you understand Spanish check out this great TedEX with Adriana
Meteorites contain the oldest known rocks in the solar system.
How did Adriana Find the Crater?
Video Credit: National Geographic
Video Credit: NASA Video
This fun video from Mr De Maio covers everything you need to know about these space rocks including what they are made of, how fast they travel, and more!
Meteor Facts for Kids!
Video Credit: Mr. DeMaio
Most meteorites are one of three types: stony, stony-iron, or iron.
Millions of meteoroids travel through the Earth's atmosphere every day.
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