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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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A Moon for Makemake

Posted 2016/05/02 10:54 CDT | 2 comments

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!

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?

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