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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Europa is hot?

Update from Samantha on her paper that just came out today
(see: https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.07922)

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In the months since I first posted about the potential hotspot on Europa associated with a potential plume on Europa, I’ve been refining
our computer model and digging deeper into trying to understand what is going
on. As you’ll remember from the last post, a potential
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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

“There is nothing particularly special about that location of the centre of mass. If you were to find yourself at the precise spot that is the centre of mass of the earth-moon system, the only thing unusual that you would notice is that there would be one thousand miles of rock on top of your head.
Pluto is only about twice the size of Charon, so if you put Pluto and Charon on the cosmic seesaw you would find that the balance point is a little bit outside Pluto, rather than inside it. Again, there is nothing particularly special going on there. If you were to find yourself at that precise spot, you would only notice that you were very, very cold and could no longer breathe.”
Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming



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