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Rosetta project scientist Matt Taylor: ‘I think comets bring the funky organics’

The tattooed astrophysicist has been the face of the Rosetta comet fact-finding project. What’s next for him as it comes to an end and what have we learned? Few space missions can claim to be as dramatic as the European Space Agency’s Rosetta comet?chaser. Launched in 2004, it captured the public’s attention in November 2014 because of its placing of the Philae lander on the “duck-shaped” comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in search of the chemicals that made life possible on Earth.
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