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David Tholen continues the Kansas–Pluto connection

Saturday, March 1, 2008

David Tholen (BS: Astronomy, Physics - 1978) is continuing the connection between Kansas and Pluto started by Clyde Tombaugh. The March issue of the Astronomical Journal has his paper about a first crack at measuring the masses of the new satellites Nix and Hydra via the mutual perturbation method and he and his collaborators have just submitted an HST proposal for Cycle 17 observations of the system.