The Death of Ms Vera Rubin.
On December 25th, 2016, Ms Vera Rubin passed away.
Ms Rubin is one of the people included in our Factopedia for a reason that I hope you will all look up.
The story goes that, as a female, she was tasked to register the relative galaxial revolving rates including the Milky Way.
But what was forgotten was that she was a PhD and entitled to come to her own conclusions.
Ms. Rubin concluded, because of slower than usual outer streams of the Milky Way when they should have been faster, that there must be a hitherto unknown form of mass.
Not named or known of in her time, it was later referred to, not by her even though it was discovered by her, as "Dark Matter".
Your boss and one of her friends are PROUD to admit that we admited Vera Rubin to the Factapedia years ago.
That's why we have members.
But about Vera Rubin's passing?
I am so sad. Science has suffered a great loss.
Humanity has suffered a great loss.
Yes, it's true, unbelievers can get emotional.