Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Boris2, Dec 26, 2016.
Sad day for Astronomy.
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Agreed, a relatively unsung top notch female astronomer.
A life well lived, a dark day for astronomy, even when her velocity curves led to dark matter
Vera was the first astrophysicist to notice and offer a possible explanation for anomalous rotation of spiral galaxies, possibly some of the finest and most durable work that has been done in astrophysics since the 1950s. Even when the explanation for this is completely understood, it is no exaggeration to say that her achievement will stand with the likes of Kepler.
Princeton's astrophysics boys club rejected her in 1975, all to the greater glory of Cornell and the benefit of us all.
That she will be missed is an understatement.
One of the ground breaking paper she will be remembered for.......
'Motion of the Galaxy and the local group determined from the velocity anisotropy of distant SC I galaxies’
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