Vera Rubin

Vera Rubin’s Monster 3200-Megapixel Camera Takes its First Picture (in the Lab)

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory has taken another step towards first light, projected for some time in 2022. Its enormous…

7 months ago

Hubble Captured a Photo of This Huge Spiral Galaxy, 2.5 Times Bigger than the Milky Way With 10 Times the Stars

This galaxy looks a lot like our own Milky Way galaxy. But while our galaxy is actively forming lots of…

1 year ago

Great News! The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Might be Named for Vera Rubin

The U.S. House of Representatives have passed a bill to change the name of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST.)…

2 years ago

Are There Dark Matter Galaxies? ft. Sarah Pearson from Space with Sarah

We know there’s dark matter, and there are galaxies, but are there galaxies entirely made up of dark matter? Astronomer…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – December 30, 2016: Nancy Atkinson’s “Incredible Stories from Space”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: This week's guest is Nancy Atkinson, an editor and writer for Universe Today, and…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 357: Modern Women: Vera Rubin

It's time for another series. This time we'll be talking about famous female astronomers. Starting with: Vera Rubin, who first…

6 years ago

A New Look at Dark Matter — Is the Milky Way Less of a Behemoth Than Previously Thought?

Astronomy is notorious for raising more questions than it answers. Take the observation that the vast majority of matter is…

7 years ago