The Planet Hunter

The Planet Hunter

The Story Behind What Happened ToPluto

Book - 2007
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Presents the life of astronomer Mike Brown, who discovered Quaoar and Eris, two orbiting objects similar in size to Pluto, a discovery which led to a redefinition of what makes an object a planet and a removal of Pluto from the list of planets.

Mike's discovery caused an uproar. Astronomers around the globe asked: What is a planet anyway? As a kid, Mike Brown gazed at his poster of the nine planets and wondered: Is there more out there? The hunt was on. This nonfiction picture book tells the story of astronomer Mike Brown, from his childhood, to his growing curiosity about our solar system, to his amazing discoveries.

Publisher: Flagstaff, Ariz. : Rising Moon, 2007
ISBN: 9780873589260
Branch Call Number: J 523.2 RUS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged)
Additional Contributors: Francis, Guy - Illustrator


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Mike Brown set out to find a new planet, but what he discovered is that what we learn in school about the solar system may not be right, and may need to be changed.


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