Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Cecilia draws her strength from the sun and can blast energy pulses from her hands.
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When Cecilia inadvertently triggered a C-N-O cycle and found herself left with incredible superpowers, her life was forever changed. Cecilia's energy blasts are often as powerful as they are uncontrollable but she has made every attempt to harness the powers and use them for the greater good. With help from Xebel, Cecilia found a place for herself with Team Remarkablz and fights crime throughout the solar system.
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Cecilia was born England in 1900.
Her thesis was "Stellar Atmospheres"in which she stated that stars are made of mostly of Hydrogene and Helium.
Her thesis "Stellar Atmospheres" was described by astronomer Otto Struve as "the most brilliant PhD thesis ever written in astronomy."
In darkness, without the light from the Sun, Cecilia can't recharge her powers.
Full name: Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin
Born: 1900
Died: 1979
Occupation: Astrophysicist
Cecilia was a British-born American astronomer and astrophysicist who discovered that star were composed mostly of hydrogen and helium.
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In this video you can find out more about one of the most influential women in astronomy!
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Her groundbreaking conclusion was initially rejected because it contradicted the scientific wisdom of the time, which held that there were no significant elemental differences between the Sun and Earth. Independent observations eventually proved she was actually correct
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Your reward will be the widening of the horizon as you climb. And if you achieve that reward, you will ask no other.."
A physicist is someone who explores and identifies the basic principles that govern the structure and behaviour of things.
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What Do Astrophysicists Do?
Astrophysics is a branch of science that tries to explain the birth, life and death of stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and other objects in the universe.
What do Astrophysicist do all day? check out this video for a Day in the life of two Astrophysicists
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Facts About Stars!
Stars start out in giant clouds of dust called nebulae. Almost like a star Nursery.
Stars twinkle because of movement in the Earth's atmosphere.
Find out what makes stars what they are, and discover of some of stars in space!
What are Stars?
The Sun is a giant ball of burning hot gasses and yes the sun is a star (yes, really!). Find out more about this yellow dwarf star in this video.
Is The Sun a Star?
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The Sun contains 99.8 percent of all matter in the solar system. The violent process of nuclear fusion powers the tremendous energy output of the sun.
How Does Fusion Power the Sun?
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The Smaller a star is, the longer it will live.
There are many different types of stars and they are categorised by their colour.
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