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The Stuff Between the Stars

The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

Published: 18 Mar 2021

Hardback, 48 pages

Recommended for age 7+

By Sandra Nickel

Illustrated by Aimee Sicuro

Published by Abrams

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An inspired biographical picture book about a female astronomer who makes huge discoveries about the mysteries of the night sky and changed the way we look at the universe Vera Rubin was one of the astronomers who discovered and named dark matter, the thing that keeps the universe hanging together. Throughout her career she was never taken seriously as a scientist because she was one of the only female astronomers at that time, but she didn't let that stop her. She made ground breaking and incredibly significant discoveries that scientists have only recently been able to really appreciate-and she changed the way that we look at the universe.

Tagged astronomy , significant lives , space, planets and stars , top pick and women in STEAM

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