Caroline Herschel
Caroline can slow atoms in order to freeze objects
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During a sever illness as a child, which left her with blind in her left eye, caroline gained her superpowers. Later in life she took a job as a assistant to a inventor but soon realised she could make unique telescopes that gave her enhanced vision capabilities. Caroline is willing to bend the rules to keep the people of Earth safe but she must exercise caution to ensure she doesn't go too far and end up on the wrong side of the law.
The logo of the Royal Society is on Caroline's helmet. She was the first woman to become an honorary member of the Royal Society
One her most significant discoveries was periodic comet 35P/Herschel–Rigollet
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SCIENCE SUPERHERO IDENTITY
Caroline was the younger sister of astronomer William Herschel, with whom she worked throughout her career
Caroline discovered Messier 110 the second companion of the Andromeda Galaxy
Strapped to Caroline's leg is a telescope. In 1793 she used a 9-inch telescope for her comet-searching, and discovered three more comets with this instrument
In this fact-file find out why we turned Caroline into a Superhero
Full name: Caroline Lucretia Herschel
Born: 1750
Died: 1848
Occupation: Astronomer
Caroline catalogued stars, nebula and discovered comets. She was the first woman astronomer to earn a salary.
About Caroline
TRUE IDENTITY
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Caroline discovered eight comets and a lot more, find out more in this video.
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Caroline became famous for her scientific work and was awarded a gold medal by the Prussian Academy of Sciences. She was appointed to the Royal Irish Academy of Sciences and was the first woman to become an honorary member of the Royal Society of England.
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Caroline Herschel
WHAT'S AN ASTRONOMER ?
Astronomers study our universe and the objects found in it such as stars, planets, and galaxies.
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What Do Astronomers Do?
Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences with records of people studying astronomy going as far back as Ancient Mesopotamia. All of these early scientists had to observe space with just their eyes. It wasn't until the invention of the telescope in the 1600s that scientists were able to see much further.
Join SciShow Kids as they try out their new telescope and learn about space.
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Fun Facts About Comets!
Sometimes comets are referred to as "dirty snowballs" because they are made of ice, rock, gas and dust.
Scientists believe there are one billion comets in our solar system.
A comet is an icy, small Solar System body that, when passing close to the Sun, warms and begins to release gases.
What is a comet?
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Find out about the inner workings of a telescope in this great video from the BBC.
How do Telescopes work?
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Uranus was discovered in 1781 by William Herschel, Caroline's brother.
Who Discovered Uranus?
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"Comet" comes from the Latin meaning "long-haired".
Halley's Comet has been observed since at 240 B.C. Its orbit makes it visible from Earth every 76 years.
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