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Herschel Caroline 1829

Caroline Herschel (16 March 1750 – 9 January 1848) was a German astronomer who spent most of her life in England.

After her father's death, her brother William Herschel suggested she join him in England. Caroline left Hanover on 16 August 1772, and accompanied her brother William back to England. At first, she supported her brother William, but she soon made her own discoveries. She discovered several comets. The comet 35P/Herschel-Rigollet is named in her honor, so is the lunar crater C. Herschel and the planetoid (281) Lucretia.

She was born in Hanover, and died there.

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