|Michael E. Brown|
Born: c. 1965
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Explorer of trans-Neptunian space
Co-Discoverer (with C. A. Trujillo) of Quaoar in 2002, perhaps the object in the solar system with the most unusual orbit, and 2003 UB313, nicknamed "Xena", an object in trans-Neptunian space which is larger than Pluto. The presence of such things in the solar system means Pluto's acceptance in the canon of planets will be called into question.
Wife: Diane Binney (one daughter)
University: BA Physics, Princeton University (1987)
University: MS Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley (1990)
University: PhD Astronomy, University of California at Berkeley (1994)
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