Chasing a Comet with Dr Matt Taylor

David Elder Lecture Programme 2016/17


with Dr Matt Taylor

1 Dec 2016 | 1830 & 2000


An interview with Dr Matt Taylor in advance of the lecture

In August 2014 the European Space Agency's "Rosetta" spacecraft went into orbit round a comet, and a few months later the Philae lander descended to the surface, making mankind's first soft landing on a comet's surface. This ground-breaking mission continues to return incredible images and data from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In this lecture Rosetta Project Scientist Matt Taylor will discuss the incredible technical feat of landing on a speeding comet, as well as the amazing science that this mission has revealed.

Dr Matt Taylor is the Project Scientist for ESA's Rosetta mission.


An audio podcast of the lecture is available below.


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