Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe: The Origins of Life on Earth
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Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe: The Origins of Life on Earth

Whether they agree with him or not, most scientists consider Prof. Chandra Wickramasinghe a force to be reckoned with. His early career was marked by a string of honours – graduating in 1960 with a BSc First Class Honours in mathematics from the University of Ceylon, he went on to study at Trinity College and … Continue reading

Dr.Nalin Samarasinha: What Comets Can Teach Us
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Dr.Nalin Samarasinha: What Comets Can Teach Us

By November 29, Dr.Nalin Samarasinha a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Houston, Arizona, felt like he had been on a rollercoaster. As Star gazers, professional and amateur alike, waited with bated breath to hear of ISON’s fate, reports began to pour in. A few hours before, the comet had attained perihelion, skimming … Continue reading

ISON: Surviving the Sun
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ISON: Surviving the Sun

Rumours are popping up around comet C/2012 S1 faster than astrophysicists can squash them. No, there are no alien aircraft accompanying the comet known to the public as ISON; no, electric discharges didn’t link it and Mars when it flew by the red planet in October (the cameras of Rovers Opportunity and Curiosity didn’t even … Continue reading