Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88; she helped find evidence of dark matter

Monday, December 26, 2016 - 16:51 in Astronomy & Space

A pioneering astronomer who helped find powerful evidence of dark matter has died. Vera Rubin was 88. Allan Rubin said Monday his mother died of natural causes Sunday. He says the Philadelphia native had been living in the Princeton, N.J., area. Rubin found that galaxies don't quite rotate the...

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