Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

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Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women

Vera Rubin in the 1970s, when she mapped the distribution of mass in spiral galaxies by measuring how fast they rotated.

By DENNIS OVERBYE

Full Story at http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/science/vera-rubin-astronomist-who-made-the-case-for-dark-matter-dies-at-88.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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