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Portrait of a groundbreaking astronomer

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Science  19 Feb 2021:
Vol. 371, Issue 6531, pp. 788
DOI: 10.1126/science.abg1818

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Jacqueline and Simon Mitton's Vera Rubin: A Life offers a thoughtful and nuanced chronicle of the famed astronomer's life. The Mittons' book is the first full-length biography of Rubin, whose work on the rotational velocity of galaxies went a long way toward establishing the existence of dark matter.

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