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Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:04 PM

Astronomer Vera Rubin, pioneer of dark matter theory, has died



http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38440291

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Reply Astronomer Vera Rubin, pioneer of dark matter theory, has died (Original post)
shenmue Dec 26 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Dec 26 #1
Buckeye_Democrat Dec 26 #3
Buckeye_Democrat Dec 26 #2
niyad Dec 26 #4
ismnotwasm Jan 2 #5

Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:44 PM

1. I wonder if Vera Rubin realized before her death that the mystery of dark matter had been solved beyond doubt.

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:49 PM

3. Okay, spill the beans!

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:48 PM

2. Fritz Zwicky noticed it earlier, but Rubin's measurements made it more clear...

... that something wasn't right with the models.

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Dec 26, 2016, 09:55 PM

4. k and r

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Response to shenmue (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 12:23 PM

5. We tend to bond psychologlly to celebrities

But this lady was one hell of a woman---so sad so few knew her name

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