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How Vera Rubin Found the First Direct Evidence for Dark Matter | Great Minds

Vera Rubin graphed the rotation curves of galaxies, helping astronomers better understand the accelerated orbits of stars on the outskirts of galaxies. Her life’s work generated some of the first solid evidence for dark matter in the universe.

Thumbnail Credit: Vera Rubin – Courtesy, Carnegie Institution of Washington
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Sources:

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/295/5557/960.full.pdf?ck=nck
https://www.aps.org/programs/outreach/history/historicsites/carnegie.cfm
http://www.marciabartusiak.com/uploads/8/5/8/9/8589314/spins_the_stars.pdf
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/vera-rubin-didnt-discover-dark-matter/
http://www.astronomy.com/news/2016/10/vera-rubin

Images:

https://carnegiescience.edu/sites/carnegiescience.edu/files/RubinAtLowellObs1965.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:GOODS_South_field.jpg
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