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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.
The discoverer of a planet has a right to name it, so Herschel called it Georgium Sidus, after the king.History of Astronomy|George Forbes
Such was the purpose subserved by Herschel's theory of the sun.A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century|Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
This conclusion is in perfect harmony with the conclusion arrived at by Herschel, for in his work on Astronomy, in Arts.Aether and Gravitation|William George Hooper
The other papers of Dr. Herschel, in the late volumes of the Transactions, do not deserve such particular attention.
When Herschel first began to observe the nebulæ in 1774, there were very few of these objects known.
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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.