American astronomer Vera Rubin confirmed the existence of dark matter. The existence of the mysterious space stuff was proposed by the Swiss astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky in the 1930s, but Rubin is the one who confirmed it.
What's The Big Deal?
Why It's Relevant
An In-Depth Chat About Vera Rubin
Rubin was doing research way ahead of her time that no one believed could be true.
What Is Dark Matter?
We don't know what it is, but we're sure it's there.
How Do We Find Dark Matter?
As we know now, it's undetectable.
Written by Curiosity Staff September 7, 2016
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