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Vera Rubin died on Christmas Day, aged 88


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Sad to learn Vera Rubin passed away on Christmas Day aged 88 in her home in Princeton, New Jersey.

One of the great astrophysicists of the 20th Century who worked extensively on Dark Matter, Vera Rubin won the Royal Astronomical Society's Gold Medal in 1996. She was the first woman to do so since Caroline Herschel received the medal in 1828.

https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/26/dark-matter-scientist-vera-rubin-dies/

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I saw this sad news.

Her quote from this year " Don't shoot for the stars, we already know what's there. Shoot for the space in between because that's where the real mystery lies. " says it all about her lifes work really.

 

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