Sunday, November 22, 2009

Astronomers On Twitter

The other day I heard about a dwarf-planet, Eris, and looked it up. After finding that it is larger than Pluto and that I hadn't heard of it before, I tweeted about it and posted a link to the Wikipedia article about it. The internet, being awesome like it is, got my comment to the astronomer who actually discovered the dwarf-planet Eris 4 years ago, and he commented back to me. This whole internet thing is just incredible. My communications with the astronomer Mike Brown are below.