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How I killed Pluto and why it had it coming

Autore: Mike Brown
Editore: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Eris
Anecdotes
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Mike Brown
{0} 9780385531085 0385531087 9780385531092 0385531095
Numero OCLC: 495271396
Note: Includes index.
Descrizione: xiii, 267 pages : 1 illustration ; 21 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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.

da christensene (Utenti WorldCat. Pubblicazioni 2011-02-22) Eccellente Link permanente

<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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