mike brown

Eris’ Moon Dysnomia

Ask a person what Dysnomia refers to, and they might venture that it's a medical condition. In truth, they would…

8 years ago

Newest Planet: Is it Pluto, Eris or Extrasolar?

With astronomers discovering new planets and other celestial objects all the time, you may be wondering what the newest planet…

8 years ago

Europa Life: Could ‘Extreme Shrimp’ Point To Microbes On That Moon?

For all of the talk about aliens that we see in science fiction, the reality is in our Solar System,…

8 years ago

Hydrogen Peroxide Could Feed Life on Europa

According to research by NASA astronomers using the next-generation optics of the 10-meter Keck II telescope, Jupiter's ice-encrusted moon Europa…

10 years ago

Evidence for a Deep Ocean on Europa Might be Found on its Surface

Astronomer Mike Brown and his colleague Kevin Hand might be suffering from "Pump Handle Phobia," as radio personality Garrison Keillor…

10 years ago

Video: Weekly Space Hangout with Special Guest Alan Stern

If you missed it live, here's the replay of this week's Space Hangout. And don't forget, on Friday, Feb. 17…

11 years ago

“Pluto-Killer” Sets Sights on Neptune

[/caption] The confessed (and remorseless) "Pluto Killer" Mike Brown has turned his gaze – and the 10-meter telescope at the…

11 years ago

A New Way to do Science? Live-Tweeting Observations of Haumea

[/caption] Back when I first started using Twitter in 2008, I never would have guessed this social media outlet could…

12 years ago

More Surprises From Pluto

[/caption] Ah, Pluto. Seems every time we think we've got it figured out, it has a new surprise to throw…

12 years ago

About that Giant Planet Possibly Hiding in the Outer Solar System…

[/caption] An old story got new legs this week as word went viral of a possible new 9th planet in…

12 years ago