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Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

Discover why we turned this science hero into a superhero
Superhero Backstory
Cecilia draws her strength from the sun and can blast energy pulses from her hands.

When Cecilia inadvertently triggered a C-N-O cycle and found herself left with incredible superpowers, her life was forever changed.

Cecilia's energy blasts are often as powerful as they are uncontrollable but she has made every attempt to harness the powers and use them for the greater good.

With help from Xebel, the captain of Team Remarkablz, Cecilia found a place for herself and fights crime throughout the solar system.
Cecilia draws her strength from the sun and can blast energy pulses from her hands.
The explosion behind Cecilia is a solar flare.
Solar flares occur when magnetic energy that has built up in the Sun's atmosphere is suddenly released.
In her thesis Stellar Atmospheres, she stated that stars are made of Hydrogen and Helium.
Cecilia was born England in 1900.
Astronomer Otto Struve described her thesis as "the most brilliant PhD thesis ever written in astronomy."
In darkness, without the light from the Sun, Cecilia can't recharge her powers.
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What Do Astrophysicists Do?
Astrophysics is a branch of science that tries to explain the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe.
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In this video you can find out more about one of the most influential women in astronomy!
Video credit: SciShow Space
How to become an Astrophysicist
What do Astrophysicist do all day? check out this video for a Day in the life of two Astrophysicists
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What Are Stars?
Find out what makes stars what they are, and discover of some of stars in space!
Video credit: SciShow Kids
The Sun is a giant ball of burning hot gasses and yes the sun is a star (yes, really!). Find out more about this yellow dwarf star in this video.
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Is The Sun A Star?
"Your reward will be the widening of the horizon as you climb. And if you achieve that reward, you will ask no other.."

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
The Sun contains 99.8 percent of all matter in the solar system. The violent process of nuclear fusion powers the tremendous energy output of the sun.
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How Does Fusion Power the Sun?
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Facts About Stars!
Stars start out in giant clouds of dust called nebulae. Almost like a star Nursery.
Stars twinkle because of movement in the Earth's atmosphere.
The Smaller a star is, the longer it will live.
There are many different types of stars and they are categorised by their colour.