Research Scientist, Southwest Research Institute
Alejandro Soto is a Research Scientist at the Southwest Research Institute, where he studies the climate dynamics of terrestrial atmospheres. He is also involved in developing instruments to observe atmospheres and surfaces both in situ and remotely. Finally, Alejandro is a member of the Project ESPRESSO team, which is a virtual institute funded by NASA's SSERVI program to enable and enhance future solar system exploration.
A team of scientists recently traveled to rural Argentina in the hopes of catching New Horizons' next target—Kuiper Belt object MU 69—crossing in front of a distant star.