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Mike Brown
Astronomer, planet hunter, Pluto killer. Finger-wrapped dad.
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Mike Brown 7h
needs tons of institutional support; platforms often require inst. buy in. but youtubing it would work, too.
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Mike Brown 8h
Take your kids to work at Caltech is about to become TakeYourKidsToWork and have them talked to by Mike Brown day.
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Mike Brown 9h
I'll ask your q re: translations of the transcript of the higher-ups and see what I find out!
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Mike Brown 12h
damnit. i tried to get that hair cut early enough that it wouldn't be THAT big of a change. At least I didn't grow a beard
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Mike Brown 12h
sadly there is a whole complicated process through coursera/caltech/licensing for that, i think
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Mike Brown 12h
sorry. that comes next week!
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Mike Brown 24h
Hey, , videos for week 5 of class just dropped. Even though it is only week 4.5. You''re welcome, hardcore planeteers.
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Mike Brown 1d
did you get it rigjt???????
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Mike Brown 1d
I assumed i could lose 10 lb by drinking merlot. i was quite excited. now i am gonna get depressed and start drinking, instead
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Mike Brown 1d
And now I must go suck it up. Because I have more talks to give.
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Mike Brown 1d
You know, I give a lot of talks, and usually I'd say they're pretty damned good. But everyone sucks sometime. Today was my day.
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Mike Brown 2d
that's just kinda awesome.
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Mike Brown 2d
All I request is that the asteroid impact hazard not get extra attention just because SPACE!!! Many less sexy things more important. </rant>
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Mike Brown 2d
Agreed. And I would say we answer that question all the time. The answer should be no different just because SPACE
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Mike Brown 2d
Note: "blind luck" and "extremely low probability of occurence" are **not** the same thing.
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Mike Brown 2d
this might be great for space exploration, which is why I think people like it. But, for disaster prevention, it is a huge waste
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Mike Brown 2d
NASA spends, I think $40m/yr. This is a huge investment. We are not "not looking"
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Mike Brown 2d
(1) we are already doing a lot (2) more would be silly (3) people are misinformed thus disproportionately fear space rocks.
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Mike Brown 2d
I was with you until "same goes for asteroid impact"
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