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The blog Time’s Flow Stemmed includes an anonymous entry called “Nothing Compared to the Stars,” which quotes a letter written by Caroline Herschel. Herschel (1750-1848) was the first woman to be awarded a Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society and she — with her brother William — built England’s Great Forty-Foot Telescope, the largest in the world for five decades. In the letter, Herschel says, “William is away and I am minding the heavens. I have discovered eight new comets and three nebulae never before seen by man, and I am preparing...Read full article

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