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Thursday, 26 February 2015, 6:30PM
Museum of London

The Rosetta Mission

Dr Matt Taylor

The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe and its Philae lander are key to furthering our understanding of the formation of our solar system, and the origins of life. Matt Taylor, the Project Scientist for the ESA mission, offers an introduction to the first ever soft landing on a comet and how it is opening a new chapter in Solar System exploration.

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Dr Matt Taylor is Project Scientist for the ESA (European Space Agency) Rosetta mission based at the ESA technical centre in the Netherlands. He was born in London, gained his undergraduate Physics degree at the University of Liverpool, and a PhD from Imperial College London. His career has focused on the space plasma measurements, working in Europe and the US on the four spacecraft ESA Cluster missions, leading to a post at ESA which started in 2005 working as the project scientist for Cluster and the ESA-China Double star mission.

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26 February 2015

The Rosetta Mission
Dr Matt Taylor

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