The Philae lander has identified complex molecules on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenkom dating from the early Solar System, that could have been ingredients in the recipe that delivered life to our planet.
A major conference for professional astronomers was addressed by a 16-year-old student this week when Cal Hewitt described first results from a school-designed experiment on a satellite in Earth orbit.
The Rosetta rollercoaster brought some good news about little lander Philae today when mission scientists reported that they had made contact again with the probe sitting on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Join the Royal Astronomical Society and guests, Dr Jane Greaves and Dr Jonathan Marchant, for a chat about Pluto, New Horizons, and a full week of astronomy at the National Astronomy Meeting 2015 in Llandudno!
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Royal Astronomical Society. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
I am a writer, journalist and amateur astronomer. I run the skymania.com website.
I wrote Where Did Pluto Go? A guide to change in our understanding of the Solar System. I also have a little bit of the Solar System named after me - asteroid Suthers 6726, orbiting between Mars and Jupiter.