Vera Rubin is an American astronomer known for her pioneering studies on galaxy rotation rates. She made several remarkable contributions to our understanding of physics and astronomy.
She discovered new galaxies, observed more than 200 galaxies and her new findings on the universe were not initially accepted by scientific community. Later on, she received several awards and recognition for her contributions to astronomy. She died at the age of 88 on December 25, 2016, in Princeton.