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Following up on Pluto's Demotion

In 2005 Mike Brown discovered Eris which was slightly larger than Pluto. This discovery sparked a series of international debates resulting in the demotion of Pluto to a dwarf planet. Brown recounts his controversial discovery in this part memoir and part planetary saga in How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming.
Barrie W. Jones' Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System delves into discussions of scientific discovery as well as an exact account on Pluto, its satellites and its controversial re-classification.


Thu, 2011-02-10 18:32
Ira Flatow spoke with Mike Brown on NPR's Science Friday, 2/4/11 about his book and Pluto's classification. You can hear it at
Fri, 2011-02-11 11:05
Thanks for the link! It's great to have it.