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Hardcover How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming Book

ISBN: 0385531087

ISBN13: 9780385531085

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

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In 2005, astronomer Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a 10th planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of its resulting in one more planet being added to our solar system, Brown's find ignited a firestorm of controversy that riled the usually sedate world of astronomy and launched him into the public eye.

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verdict: justifiable planetcide

This is a funny and touching book written by the astronomer who discovered a solar system body bigger than Pluto. Including romance, scandal, science, and wonder, it's an engaging look at why Pluto had to be downgraded from being a "planet". A deeply personal yet universal story by the person who arguably had the most to lose from the very decision he was advocating for. Ultimately this book is a defense of the modern scientific process that has deep resonance in today's world of misinformation and science denial.
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