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  1.   with Robert L. Millis
  2.   with Amy B. Jordan
  3.   with James L. Elliot
  4.   with Susan D. Kern

Marc W. Buie is an astronomer at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. He grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and went on to get a B.S. in Physics from Louisiana State University in 1980. After that he switched fields and earned his Ph.D. in Planetary Science from the University of Arizona in 1984. Dr. Buie was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Hawaii from 1985 to 1988. From 1988 to 1991, he worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute where he played a key role in the planning and scheduling of the first planetary observations ever made by the Hubble Space Telescope. Dr. Buie joined the staff at Lowell Observatory in 1991. It has been suggested that minor planet be merged into this article or section. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 359 days (360 in leap years) remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... July 31 is the 212th day (213th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 153 days remaining. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 30 is the 211th day (212th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 154 days remaining. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... December 27 is the 361st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (362nd in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... (69986) 1998 WW24, also written as (69986) 1998 WW24, is a Trans-Neptunian object that resides in the Kuiper Belt. ... November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... (69987) 1998 WA25, also written as (69987) 1998 WA25, is a cubewano. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... (69988) 1998 WA31, also written as (69988) 1998 WA31, is a Trans-Neptunian object that resides in the scattered disc region beyond the Kuiper belt. ... 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Jordan is an American astronomer who works at the University of Colorado. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... This article is about the University of Hawaii system. ... The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) is an organization founded by NASA to manage and direct research done with the Hubble Space Telescope. ... The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a telescope in orbit around the Earth, named after astronomer Edwin Hubble. ...


Pluto has been a central theme of Buie's research ever since 1983. His first result was to prove that the methane visible on Pluto was on its surface and not part of its atmosphere. Since then he has worked on albedo maps of the surface, composition maps of Pluto and Charon, refinement of the orbits of Charon and even the newly discovered satellites, measurements of the structure of the atmosphere, and other measurements of the properties of the surfaces of Pluto and Charon, just to name a few. He is also one of the co-discoverers of Pluto's newly discovered moons, Nix & Hydra (Pluto II & Pluto III) Adjectives: Plutonian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... Methane is a chemical compound with the molecular formula CH4. ... Albedo is the ratio of reflected to incident electromagnetic radiation power. ... Charon may refer to: Charon (mythology) - the figure from Greek, and later Christian mythology, who ferried the dead across the river Acheron in the underworld Hades and Hell, respectively. ... Nix (formerly known as S/2005 P 2), is a natural satellite of Pluto. ... Hydra (formerly known as S/2005 P 1) is a natural satellite of Pluto. ...


He has been working with the Deep Ecliptic Survey team who have been responsible for the discovery of over 1,000 of these distant objects. Beyond the work of just locating these objects, he works to develop a better picture of the structure and nature of these objects. A spin-off project from this work is his participation in a project to locate a Kuiper Belt object that is within the range of the New Horizons mission once it passes by Pluto. The Deep Ecliptic Survey is a project to find Kuiper belt objects, using the facilities of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory. ... Artists rendering of the Kuiper Belt and hypothetical more distant Oort cloud. ...


In addition to his research into all aspects of Pluto and the Kuiper Belt, Buie also works on studying transitional objects like (2060) Chiron and (5145) Pholus and occasionally comets, such as the recent Deep Impact mission that went to Comet Tempel 1. In an effort closer to home he also studies near-Earth asteroids to try and understand more about these potentially dangerous solar system neighbors. Most of these research efforts involve the use of Lowell Observatory telescopes in addition to occasional use of the Hubble and Spitzer Space Telescopes. He is also active in the development of state-of-the-art astronomical instrumentation having just completed the construction of an infrared imaging spectrograph, Mimir, in collaboration with Dan Clemens of Boston University. Chiron and Achilles In Greek mythology, Chiron (hand) — sometimes transliterated Cheiron or rarely Kiron — was held as the superlative centaur among his brethren. ... In Greek mythology, Pholus was a wise centaur and friend of Herakles. ... Tempel 1 is a periodic comet (formally designated 9P/Tempel 1). ... Asteroids is a popular vector-based video arcade game released in 1979 by Atari. ... The Spitzer Space Telescope (formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility [SIRTF]) is an infrared space observatory, the fourth and final of NASAs Great Observatories. ... Mimir was a primal god of Norse mythology whose head was severed and sent to Odin during the war between the Aesir and the Vanir deities. ... Dan Clemens (born January 3, 1945) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate. ... For similarly-named academic institutions, see Boston (disambiguation). ...


Dr. Buie is a member of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) and its Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS), the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the International Astronomical Union (IAU), and the International Dark-Sky Association. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) is a US society of professional astronomers and other interested individuals, headquartered in Washington, DC. The main aim of the AAS is provide a political voice for its members and organise their lobbying. ... The American Geophysical Union (or AGU) is a nonprofit organization of geophysicists, consisting (as of 2006) of over 49,000 members from over 140 countries. ... Logo of the IAU The International Astronomical Union (French: Union astronomique internationale) unites national astronomical societies from around the world. ... The International Dark-Sky Association (acronym: IDA) is a US-based non-profit organisation incorporated in 1988 by a group of astronomers in order to encourage darker skies (through lighting that creates less skyglow) in the USA, and, eventually, throughout the world by the setting up of other national organisations...


Marc Buie is profiled as part of an article in Air & Space Smithsonian Magazine, June/July 1996 issue, p60. The article titled "Pluto's Portrait - Even the mighty Hubble has to strain to see this tiny, distant planet." Portrait of Marc Buie by Dan Coogan http://www.cooganphoto.com/buie.html


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