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How I killed Pluto and why it had it coming

by Mike Brown

  Book  |  1st ed

An excellent look into the life of an astronomer.   (2011-02-22)

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by christensene

<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 is not only a person involved in the work being done but also a family (and friends and colleagues).

The depiction of the discovery of Eris, among dozens of other objects at the outer reaches of our solar system, make you realize how much work goes into such a discovery and the possible pitfalls that can appear without notice.

If you are even remotely interested in astronomy or sciences you should definitely read this book.  It is a real eye-opener into the world of a planetary astronomer.




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