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That's not so bad when it was a friendly giant beast named Manny or Herschel the giant spider.Michelle Gomez is a time-traveling Madame Rouge in Doom Patrol S3 trailer|Jennifer Ouellette|September 1, 2021|Ars Technica
In the decades after Herschel’s discovery, observations of Uranus indicated that it was deviating from its expected orbit around the sun.
Uranus orbits the sun at twice the distance of Saturn, so Herschel’s discovery instantly doubled the size of the known solar system.
In effect, Herschel had doubled the size of the entire known universe.
Even now, at fifty-one, Herschel Walker is one of the most impressive athletes in the world.
Babbage, Herschel, Whewell, and Jones set out on massive projects to collect and make sense of vast data sets.
Herschel is of opinion, that luminous clouds float in the inflamed atmosphere of this luminary, as clouds of vapour float in ours.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
The general direction of this motion of the solar system has been known since the time of Sir William Herschel.
Herschel calculated the mountains on the moon to be half a mile high, Ferguson said they were fifteen miles high.The Other Side of Evolution|Alexander Patterson
Soon afterward he wrote a long letter to Herschel V. Johnson, who, like himself, had been an enemy of secession in 1861.The Day of the Confederacy|Nathaniel W. Stephenson
Young Herschel had already learned to speak English, just as he had learned French.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
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Brother and sister William Herschel and Caroline Herschel began their professional careers as musicians. Born in Germany, they moved to England, where Caroline became a soprano soloist in performances conducted by her brother. William's background in music spurred him to study mathematics and astronomy, which he then taught his sister, and they each went on to produce a string of important scientific discoveries. William was the first astronomer to study binary stars and, while searching for comets in 1781, he discovered Uranus, the first new planet to be discovered since ancient times. He also discovered two satellites of Uranus (Titania and Oberon, 1787), and two of Saturn (Mimas and Enceladus, 1789-90). Caroline observed her first comet in 1786 and eventually discovered seven others, as well as nebulae and star clusters. King George III appointed William his Astronomer Royal in 1787, and Caroline was made assistant astronomer. After William's death, Caroline returned to Germany and published a catalog of 2,500 nebulae, for which the (British) Royal Astronomical Society awarded her its gold medal in 1828.