Happy Fourth of July! The title of this blog post is from the book written by Mike Brown, “How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming”. Mike Brown is the discoverer of Eris, the Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) that is/was larger than Pluto* and sealed Pluto’s fate; in fact, he goes by his […]Read more "July 4, 2017: Another rant – Pluto had it coming."
To paraphrase Sally Field, “I like dobs. I really like dobs!”* Some readers of this blog who follow my posts in various Facebook astronomy groups (like this one, and this one), would think that I have a vehement hatred of dobs, as if one slept with my wife, ran over my dog, or owes me […]Read more "June 24, 2017: I Like Dobs! A Semi-Brief Rant"