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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
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The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown's find ignited a firestorm of controversy that culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of "dwarf" planet. Suddenly Brown was receiving hate mail from schoolchildren and being bombarded by TV reporters--all because of the discovery he had spent years searching for and a lifetime dreaming about.A heartfelt and personal journey filled with both humor and drama, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming is the book for anyone, young or old, who has ever imagined exploring the universe--and who among us hasn't?

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Street Date:
12/07/2010
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780385531092
ASIN:
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Accelerated Reader:
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mike Brown. (2010). How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mike Brown. 2010. How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. Random House Publishing Group.

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Mike Brown, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. Random House Publishing Group, 2010.

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Mike Brown. How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming. Random House Publishing Group, 2010. Web.

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