Person:Mike Brown

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Mike Brown


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 Author, Professor of Planetary Astronomy

Born:June 5, 1965, Huntsville, AL

Notes:

•  Author of the book "How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming"

•  Huntsville native graduate of Grissom High School.

•  Asteroid 11714 Mike Brown, discovered on April 28, 1998, was named in his honor.

•  His team discovered many trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs), including the dwarf planet Eris, the only known TNO more massive than Pluto.


Related Links:
•  Caltech - Web Site

•  Mike Brown's planets: Pluto - Significant blog post about Pluto
•  Mike Brown's planets: Posts - Blog
•  New York Times: 10 Planets? - Article by Kenneth Chang
•  New York Times: Pluto - Funny article about Eris and Pluto by Kenneth Ghang, January 20, 2011
•  Time Magazine - Brown was named one of Time's 100 most influential people of 2006
•  Twitter - Active Twitter
•  Wikipedia: Bio - Bio
•  Wikipedia: Photo - Photo




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