Posted in MonthAugust 2014

(This letter appeared today in the Friday 8th August issue of The Independent, UK). The encounter of the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has generated a wave of media excitement that is surely well justified. However, science reporters and commentators who have described the comet as a “hurtling lump of dust and...
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Anoma Wijewardene  thanks Chandra:  “For a scintillating, thought provoking, challenging and yet accessible to us laymen lecture. We have had enthusiastic response from all and so many are thanking us for the opportunity to hear someone they have longed to hear for years!   A great service to the Trust and the nation. We are deeply...
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Rosetta measures comet’s temperature. PHYS.ORG reports “comet is too hot to be covered in ice and must instead have a dark, dusty crust”.
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