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 Caltech Astronomer Mike Brown Awarded Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

Mike Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor and professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has been named a co-winner of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics for his efforts to understand the outer solar system - work that led to the demotion of Pluto.
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  Interview: Mike Brown, Stories From the Pluto Killer

Reporter Steven Berkowitz recently talked with Mike Brown, the man who killed Pluto (the planet, not the dog). His new book, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, is about, well . . . it's in the title. There's also a lot of storytelling in the book, so Steven talked to him about the role of story in science and science writing.
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Astronomer Mike Brown, Professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, will give a live interview about the demoting of Pluto, discovery of Eris and his research into KBO's on Astronomy.FM at 03:00 GMT, 12th February, 2010.

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The man who killed Pluto is coming to town to tell us how he did it.
Mike Brown is the CalTech astronomer who discovered objects in the vicinity of Pluto that led to its demotion from "ninth planet" to "dwarf" in August 2006. He understands that some people are upset about that.

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