Dark matter pioneer Vera Rubin gets a new observatory named after her

The researcher found evidence of dark matter and broke barriers for women in science

Vera Rubin

Astronomer Vera Rubin uncovered evidence of dark matter in the 1970s. A new effort to study dark matter and other cosmic quandaries has been named in her honor.

NSF’s Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory/KPNO/AURA

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