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Seven New Co-Investigators Add Depth to New Horizons Kuiper Belt Mission Team
Release Date: March 9, 2017
Alex Parker . . . research scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado . . . originally from Bellingham, Washington, studied undergraduate astronomy and physics at Whatcom Community College and the University of Washington . . . earned his doctorate in astronomy from the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada, in 2011 . . . efforts searching for New Horizons post-Pluto Kuiper Belt targets paid off in 2014, when he was part of the team that used the Hubble Space Telescope to discover 2014 MU69 . . . will continue research focus on Kuiper Belt origins and binary systems during the New Horizons extended mission.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute