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Alex Parker

Alex Parker

Alex Parker

Alex Parker is a Senior Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado. 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.

Latest Blog Posts

Jupiter from New Horizons

May 16, 2017

Using new image processing techniques, Alex Parker brings new life to an old image of Jupiter captured by the New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto over a decade ago.

A Moon for Makemake

May 02, 2016

The solar system beyond Neptune is full of worlds hosting moons. Now we know that the dwarf planet Makemake has one of its very own.

Explore Pluto in Google Earth!

July 08, 2015

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!

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