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Alex Parker

Alex Parker

Alex Parker is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. His  research interests revolve around the formation and evolution of planetary systems: Asteroid and Kuiper-Belt Object dynamics and surface processes, detection and characterization of extrasolar planetary systems and protoplanetary disks, and planetary geology. Visit his homepage.

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Explore Pluto in Google Earth!

Posted 2015/07/08 01:38 CDT | 3 comments

The Pluto encounter team is producing the first maps of Pluto using images collected by New Horizons. You can now easily download the map and explore the best Pluto maps ever made!

What Color Does the Internet Think Pluto Is?

Posted 2015/04/20 03:08 CDT | 2 comments

Astronomers have known for a long time that Pluto’s surface is reddish, so where did the common idea that Pluto is blue come from?

A Centaur’s shadow reveals bright rings

Posted 2014/03/27 09:28 CDT | 7 comments

Yesterday, a team of astronomers announced that they discovered a set of planet-like rings around Chariklo, an asteroid-like body that currently resides in the unstable region between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus.

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