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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
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What's your heritage? Map Creative commons image Credit: By Mukumbura via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
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What does it mean to be free?

What does it mean to be free? Copyrighted image Credit: BBC New content
Intermediate level Duration 30 mins Updated 14 Nov 2014
These series of animations explore the question: what does it mean to be free? 

So you've written your novel, what now?

So you've written your novel, what now? Copyrighted image Credit: Sabri Deniz Kizil | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Oct 2014
Literary agent Joanna Swainson shares her top five tips for hooking an agent. 

Cybercrime: The cybercrime family tree

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Cybercrime: The cybercrime family tree Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 24 Oct 2014
How does an online criminal enterprise works? This video explains all from the hackers to the foot soldiers at the bottom of the operation. 

National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month Copyrighted image Credit: Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month
Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 21 Oct 2014
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) challenges you to write 50k words in November. Get a head start with this collection of free tips and...

Life Story: Order your free poster

Life Story: Order your free poster Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Updated 08 Oct 2014
Order your free Life Story poster to accompany the BBC One series.

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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