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Mike Brown
Astronomer, planet hunter, Pluto killer, bear whisperer, Finger-wrapped dad.
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Konstantin Batygin 15h
So far, has failed to make me millions. Time to initiate plan B.
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Mike Brown 20h
nope, nope, and nope.
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Mike Brown 20h
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Mike Brown 20h
How Planet Nine makes the solar system fit in better in the galaxy, by
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Mike Brown 21h
zero.
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Mike Brown 21h
it may have. currently we're using Subaru and 4m @ CTIO. Others might be using others, too.
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Mike Brown 21h
it never gets closer than ~10 times the distance to neptune, which is pretty far away!
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Mike Brown Feb 12
easily. It could be 100 times further, no prob.
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Mike Brown Feb 12
i have no excuse.
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Mike Brown Feb 12
does Haumea take into account the rotation and elongation? Always meant to calculate what happens if jumping at far end.
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Mike Brown Feb 12
yes, this was the interesting-speculation-with-no-physics part.
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Mike Brown Feb 12
yeah. they've changed things around at Coursea, but I'm working on it......
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Mike Brown Feb 12
(1) of course it can. (2) actually i don't think it can. (3) or at least I don't know how it can. (4) :(
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Mike Brown Feb 12
Includes Bonus Discovery that I made while on an airplane yesterday afternoon. Which always makes a long flight more fun.
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Mike Brown Feb 12
Recently I wrote how to be skeptical about Planet Nine. Now I tell you why it's OK to be a true believer, like me:
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Mike Brown Feb 12
my weekend of experimentation is now set!
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Mike Brown Feb 12
hmmm, so streaks on TOP, I was thinking interior layers. but I like that.....
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Mike Brown Feb 12
you could probably do it with a dollop of cream, but that would be, um, gross.
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Mike Brown Feb 12
trying to reproduce a Neptune-like feel, so blue with streaky clouds in the middle.
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Mike Brown Feb 12
see? killing planets gets you nothing.
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