3. Caroline Herschel

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Caroline Herschel moved from Germany as a household cleaner, to work in Britain as a maid. In her free time, she assisted her brother in making and using telescopes. Her brother discovered Uranus and was hired by the British King. She is one of the world’s famous scientists because Caroline went on to discover eight comets and was the first woman in history to be paid a living wage for her discovery. Both she and her brother discovered over 2,500 stars. Before they started, there were only 100 known (catalogued) stars.

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