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The Planet 9 Guys

ByMike BrownThe Secret Life of Scientists and EngineersThe Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

“We’re the first people in 150 years who aren’t the crazy people.”

Science:

Mike’s an astronomer and Konstantin’s a theorist; put ’em together and it’s like peanut butter and chocolate. Presto – a new planet discovered!

Secret:

Mike and Konstantin had to spend a year trying to disprove their discovery of the ninth planet in order to show that they were right; when they couldn’t disprove it, that meant they weren’t crazy… and that the other eight planets in our solar system had a new kid brother.

The Planet 9 Guys

Caltech's Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin astonish themselves and the rest of the world by discovering the 9th planet in our solar system.
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