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After gaining a PhD in chemistry from the University of Swansea, Colin Pillinger was a research fellow at Cambridge University and then at The Open University, before becoming professor in interplanetary science at The Open University, a post he has held since 1991.

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A tale of two Beagles

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A tale of two Beagles Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Oct 2009
Colin Pillinger, Beagle2 project leader, talks about the mission to land a spacecraft on Mars and the search for HMS Beagle, the ship that took...

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A tale of two Beagles Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Comment posted by Ged Ryder on 10th May 2014
Now on a journey even more amazing than Beagle's!!!
A tale of two Beagles Copyrighted image Credit: Jupiter Images
Comment posted by Fiona Forrest on 8th May 2014
So sorry to hear about Colin. He was a total inspiration and a great communicator. He will be missed.

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What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image Credit: By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Comment posted by Jackdusty on 5th Feb 2013
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What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image Credit: By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Comment posted by Katie on 5th Feb 2013
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust, Tollesbury. Christian Outdoor Activites Centre,
What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image Credit: By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Comment posted by Jackdusty on 5th Feb 2013
Felixstowe Suffolk
What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image Credit: By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Comment posted by Katie on 5th Feb 2013
Fellowship Afloat Charitable Trust, Tollesbury. Christian Outdoor Activites Centre,
What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image Credit: By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Comment posted by Eric Hartney on 5th Feb 2013
my great-grandfather Duncan McLellan and his wife Flora McLaughlin came to Canada in 1820 from Lochgilphead Argyleshire.

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Hobby New Year!

Hobby New Year! Creative commons image Credit: Tom Magliery licensed for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Dec 2014
What better time to start a new hobby than the New Year? Let us help you pick up that pen, throw away the phrase book or get the old telescope out....

Exploring cyberbullying

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Exploring cyberbullying Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Duration 10 mins Updated 16 Dec 2014
Why is cyberbullying so common among young people? How can we end it? Hear different perspectives and test your knowlege about cyberbullying.

What makes a great Christmas number one?

What makes a great Christmas number one? Creative commons image Credit: Paul Conneally under CC-BY-NC-2.0 licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Dec 2014
What do the Christmas chart-topping songs by Mr Blobby, Rage Against the Machine and Band Aid all have in common?

Professor Colin Pillinger's research

Simona Cornelia Nicoara et al. (2013-11-15) Development and optimization of a gas chromatography/mass spectrometry method for the analysis of thermochemolytic degradation products of phthiocerol dimycocerosate waxes found in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, In Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 21(27)

Colin T. Pillinger et al. (2013-07) Light element geochemistry of the Chelyabinsk meteorite, In Geochemistry International 7(51)

James Mortimer et al. (2013-05-22) Investigating the distribution and source(s) of volatiles on the lunar surface, In NLSI Workshop Without Walls: Lunar Volatiles 1

James Mortimer et al. (2013-03-14) Using stable isotope geochemistry to investigate the source(s) of volatiles in the lunar regolith, In Geochemistry Group RiP meeting 2013

D. J. Andrews et al. (2012-09-24) Ptolemy: operations to date as part of the Rosetta mission and plans for the comet encounter., In European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) 2012

D. J. Andrews et al. (2011-09-16) Ptolemy operations and results during the Lutetia flyby, In Planetary and Space Science(66)

Andrew D. Morse et al. (2012-05-03) Rosetta - ESA's comet lander mission, In In-Situ Science and Instrumentation for Primitive Bodies

D. J. Andrews et al. (2012-03) Ptolemy: operations at 21 Lutetia as part of the Rosetta mission and future implications., In 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

Andrew D. Morse et al. (2012-02-20) The Lunar Volatile Resources Analysis Package, In European Lunar Symposium

Andrew D. Morse et al. (2012) Searching for lunar water: the Lunar Volatile Resources Analysis Package., In 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

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