31 Days of Notable Women- Caroline Herschel, Discoverer of Comets


cometOn August 1, 1786, Caroline Herschel discovered her first comet and became history’s first woman with this distinction. Her comet came to be known as the “first lady’s comet” and brought with it the fame that secured her own place in history books.

Source: http://www.womanastronomer.com/caroline_herschel.htm

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