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Science on the surface of a comet

Science on the surface of a comet

Complex molecules that could be key building blocks of life, the daily rise and fall of temperature, and an assessment of the surface properties and internal structure of the comet are just some of the highlights of the first scientific analysis of the data returned by Rosetta’s lander Philae last November.   To source

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Landing on a comet

Images captured by Rosetta’s lander Philae on the descent to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko and from its home at Abydos. To source

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Surfing for science

Thanks to a new system developed by scientists in the UK, taking to the waves for a spot of surfing can benefit research into the health of coastal waters, and could help confirm satellite measurements of sea-surface temperature. To source

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