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Vera Rubin

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on 29 September 2015

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Transcript of Vera Rubin

Vera Cooper Rubin
Where it started
Vera as born in Philadelphia ,Pa United states
She did most of her work in college at Georgetown University while working towards a Doctorate.
Dark Matter
In 1978 Rubin found out everything astronomers had studied until the discovery of dark matter was only one tenth of the universe. Also found the missing mass that Zwicky predicted was dark matter. Rubin had analyzed over 200 galaxies. And estimated that 90% or more of the universe is made of dark matter.
Issue & Solution
Being rejected by princeton's graduate school for being a woman.
She eventually received a master’s from Cornell in 1950 and a Ph.D. from Georgetown in 1954.
She went on to prove existence of dark matter because galaxies spin faster than Newton’s Universal Law of Gravitation dictates they should.
Born 1928 July 23 and is still living at the age of 87.
Contribution

Known for uncovering the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion.
This became to be the galaxy rotation problem
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