Mike Brown





Mike Brown


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June 05, 1965

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Youth and education

Brown is a Huntsville, Alabama native and graduated from Virgil I. Grissom High School in 1983. Brown earned his A.B. in physics from Princeton University in 1987, where he was a member of the Princeton Tower Club. He did his graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley where he earned an M.Sc. in astronomy in 1990 and a Ph.D. in astronomy in 1994.

Discoveries

Brown is well-known in the scientific community for his surveys for distant objects orbiting the Sun. His team has discovered many trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs). Particularly notable are Eris, the only TNO discovered that is more massive than Pluto,[2] and is one of a number of dwarf planet
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I know, I know. We
have all been instructed by Arthur C. Clarke to attempt no landings on Europa.
But if you did land on Europa,
wouldn’t you like to know where to go? If you do, my graduate student, Patrick
Fischer, has a paper coming out that you probably want to read.


First, perhaps, it might be best to understand why anyone
would want to land on Europa at all. Europa – the second of

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“Pluto is dead.”
Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

“Finding out that something you have just discovered is considered all but impossible is one of the joys of science.”
Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

“Pluto was part of their mental landscape, the one they had constructed to organize their thinking about the solar system and their own place within it. Pluto seemed like the edge of existence. Ripping Pluto out of that landscape caused what felt like an inconceivably empty hole.”
Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

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