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Professor Colin Pillinger Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University

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 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
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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 Eric Hartney on 5th Feb 2013
My great-great grandfather and grand-mother came from Killard Ireland in the mid 1800's

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Why the message of The Hunger Games films is dangerous

Why the message of The Hunger Games films is dangerous Copyrighted image Credit: Lionsgate New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Dec 2014
The mass uprising against a tyrannical regime depicted in The Hunger Games is a reality in some countries, but can the results be devastating? 

Everything you've ever wondered about Tor

Everything you've ever wondered about Tor Creative commons image Credit: Matt Katzenbergerlicensed for reuse under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Updated 25 Nov 2014
We shine the light on the pros and cons of using Tor, a highly secure method of sending and receiving information across the Internet.

Futurium

Futurium Copyrighted image Credit: European Commission
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Nov 2014
Digital agenda for Europe.

World War 1: Trauma and Memory - Bibliography

World War 1: Trauma and Memory - Bibliography Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Updated 19 Nov 2014
The course may have finished but you can keep on learning about this fascinating subject with our bibliography.

OU on the BBC: Wild Weather with Richard Hammond

OU on the BBC: Wild Weather with Richard Hammond Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Updated 19 Nov 2014
Richard Hammond travels the globe to discover the unexplained, the unexpected and the plain unlikely, in an attempt to reveal the hidden world of...

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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