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How I killed Pluto and why it had it coming

Author: Mike Brown
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The astronomer who inadvertently triggered the "demotion" of Pluto in his effort to officially recognize the solar system's tenth planet describes the ensuing debates and public outcry while revealing the behind-the-scenes story of his discovery.
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Genre/Form: Eris
Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Brown
ISBN: 9780385531085 0385531087 9780385531092 0385531095
OCLC Number: 495271396
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 267 pages : 1 illustration ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: Pluto dies --
What is a planet? --
A millennium of planets --
The moon is my nemesis --
The second-best thing --
An icy nail --
The end of the solar system --
Raining = pouring --
Lilah, an intermission --
The tenth planet --
Stealing the show --
Planet or not --
Mean very evil men --
Discord and strife --
Epilogue: Jupiter moves.
Responsibility: Mike Brown.

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The astronomer who inadvertently triggered the "demotion" of Pluto in his effort to officially recognize the solar system's tenth planet describes the ensuing debates and public outcry while revealing the behind-the-scenes story of his discovery.

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An excellent look into the life of an astronomer.

by christensene (WorldCat user published 2011-02-22) Excellent Permalink

<a href="http://www.gps.caltech.edu/%7Embrown/"></a>Dr. Brown did a fantastic job writing his book.  He told the story of discovering numerous Kuiper Belt objects in such a way that I swore I was standing behind him, looking over his shoulder the entire time.  He shows that there...
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