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parallaxicality
2008-Jun-23, 09:08 PM
The first paragraph from his latest blog entry: (http://www.mikebrownsplanets.com/)


If you ask most astronomers what they think about the decision to demote Pluto from a full planet to a dwarf planet (and my discovery Eris along with it, don’t forget!) they will usually tell you that it is not important, that it is just semantics, and that the debate is overblown. And then they will proceed to tell you for the next three hours why they are right and everyone else is wrong.

matthewota
2008-Jun-25, 07:00 PM
I have seen Mike Brown speak at astronomy club venues. He is very articulate and entertaining. He is able to explain his research in a clear concise manner.

parallaxicality
2008-Jun-25, 07:31 PM
I'd love to meet the guy. I've emailed him a couple times and he's always been patient and approachable. He seems like such a genuinely nice guy.