Jason Cook

When asked what I do, my simple answer is that I am an astronomer. The reality, of course, is that it is much more complex answer. I largely focus on the composition and atmospheres (when applicable) of icy bodies, such as Pluto, Triton, Charon, Kuiper belt objects, comets and other icy satellites. 

 I absolutely love going to the telescope to obtain new data, but have recently been spoiled with data from New Horizons, the mission the flew past Pluto in July 2015. With New Horizons, I helped to find discrete locations on Pluto where water-ice, which is essentially the bedrock, is exposed.