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Adriana Ocampo
In this fact-file find out why we turned Adriana into a superhero.
ABOUT ADRIANA
Superhero Persona
Real-life Identity
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Superhero Backstory
Adriana has super strength and can manipulate the speed of objects.

Adriana became a superhero and crime-fighter in the 1960s. She was studying to become a geologist when a meteor shower gave her the power to control moving objects, making them move at extreme speeds. Adriana fights many villains and menaces from across the Solar System, both on her own and as a member of Team Remarkablz.
Adriana Ocampo
Full Name: Adriana C. Ocampo Uria
Born: 1955
Occupation: Planetary Geologist
Nationality: Colombian

Adriana is a Colombian planetary geologist. She became interested in science at a young age and by 18 had a summer job at NASA. Adriana showed that an area in Mexico could be the site of a giant crater where the meteor that likely wiped out the dinosaurs hit the Earth. She now works at NASA on the New Frontiers Programme.
Did you know?
  1. A meteoroid is a chunk of space rock. If it burns up while in our atmosphere it's called a meteor and if a piece lands, it's called a meteorite.
  2. Millions of meteoroids travel through the Earth's atmosphere every day.
  3. Meteoroids that are more than 10 metres in diameter are asteroids.
  4. Most meteorites are one of three types: stony, stony-iron, or iron.
  5. Meteorites contain the oldest known rocks in the solar system.
Don't miss out on additional educational resources - just scroll down the page and learn more about meteorites!
Top Quarkz
Adriana features in our signature card game, Top Quarkz. The game supports development of maths, literacy and decision making skills all while learning about some of the most impressive scientific discoveries throughout history. Adriana also features in our colouring book, Newton's Rainbow.

We've explained the drawing and her playing card below so you can learn more about both her superhero and her real-life identity.
THE DRAWING EXPLAINED
Adriana has super strength and can manipulate the speed of objects
Adriana was part of the team working on the Galileo space probe. The probe orbited Jupiter for almost eight years. The planet is depicted in the top left hand of the drawing.
Superpower
Discovery
Adriana discovered the Chicxulub crater. This is where a asteroid struck the planet 66 million years ago.
Adriana's family moved from Colombia to Buenos Aires in 1970 when Adriana was 14 years old.
Location
SideKick
Francisca Flores was a labor rights activist, journal editor, and an anti-poverty activist.
Only incredibly strong force fields can stop Adriana's strength.
Weakness
Top Quarkz Card Explained
Each drawing we create has one or more hidden treasure(s) about our superheroes' life experiences, depictions in art, jobs or discoveries. Did you find the ones hidden in this drawing?
Hidden Treasure
We have packed a lot into our cards - from amazing imagined superpowers to biographical information and hidden treasures.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
What Do Planetary Geologists Do?
Planetary Geologists study the geology of planets and their moons, as well as asteroids and comets. Find out more about how Adriana found the the Chicxulub crater. If you understand Spanish you can also check out this great TedEX with Adriana.Video Credit: NASA Goddard
What's a Fossil?
Fossils are the remains of dead plants and animals that get trapped and preserved for long periods of time.
Video credit: National History Museum, UK
The meteor that struck the Yucatan peninsula was massive in scale. Some say it may have killed off the dinosaurs and led to the development of present-day mammals. Video Credit: National Geographic
The Chicxulub Crater
What Happened to the Dinosaurs?
Check out this great video from SciShow Kids and learn more about what happened to the dinosaurs.
Video Credit: SciShow Kids
This fun video from Mr De Maio covers everything you need to know about these space rocks, including what they are made of, how fast they travel, and more!
Video Credit: Mr. DeMaio
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