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Mike Brown
Astronomer, planet hunter, Pluto killer, bear whisperer, Finger-wrapped dad.
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Mike Brown 12h
Replying to @Fayeboodi
the scale of the solar system compared to the scale of the galaxy compared to the scale of the universe
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Mike Brown 18h
Spent class today trying to come up with a definition of life. Apparently my class disrespects robots. Someday they will pay.
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Mike Brown May 20
Replying to @craigblanton @Snapple
I dunno. Maybe not so bad. 15 stars in galaxy per human on earth. Number of trees per human > 15? Probably?
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Mike Brown May 20
Replying to @craigblanton @Snapple
Hmm. Sound wrong by a lot. But sometimes intuition fails. How many trees ARE there?
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Mike Brown May 20
Replying to @PlanetDr @horstlab
I hope there's a kitty litter prize
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Mike Brown May 19
Replying to @MiklCraw4d
we don't know enough about it yet
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Mike Brown May 18
Replying to @hmich176
we're waiting to know more about it
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Mike Brown May 18
Replying to @hmich176
Because we haven't named it yet
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Mike Brown May 18
Yeah. It's a classic. I always kinda hope for the end of the world while I'm at a telescope just so I can write the log.
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Mike Brown May 18
Replying to @Peter_Fries
we don't know enough about it yet. or hadn't known. maybe we do now.
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Mike Brown May 18
Replying to @kbatygin
hi i can't read the RA and Dec of the point in the center where I'm supposed to look you can just send me the coords k? bye
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Mike Brown May 18
just read the whole thing. so good. Clair is still considered both an academic & public health hero around here, so it's nice to see this.
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Mike Brown May 18
Replying to @plutokiller
this is really a great read. also a good distraction from googling "line of succession" over and over again. go read it. thank me later.
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Mike Brown May 18
soon compared to [time since discovery]/[time since formation]
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Mike Brown May 18
the three of us on the discovery team will all have to agree to something. but we're all agreeable sorts.
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Mike Brown May 18
soon compared to its age
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Mike Brown May 18
soon, my impatient friends. soon.
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Mike Brown May 18
Replying to @plutokiller
(we figured out the age of the Earth. turns out it's a bit older than the 6000 years we all thought. go figure)
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Mike Brown May 18
Clair Patterson! Just a week ago we spent an entire class period doing an activity I called "be Clair Patterson"
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Mike Brown May 17
heading to the airport right now...
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