Inspired by goddess Sedna

Petten, Cheryl
April 2004
Windspeaker;Apr2004, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p23
While Goddess Sedna's realm is usually limited to the ocean depths, if Mike Brown has his way, her name will also be associated with the farthest, coldest reaches of our solar system. Brown is an associate professor of planetary astronomy at the California Institute of Technology who headed up the team credited with finding a planetoid located three times farther from the sun than Pluto-the farthest object within the solar system that has ever been discovered. The planetoid-smaller than a planet, but larger than an asteroid-was discovered in November 2003, but the team didn't announce their findings until March 15, 2004.


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