Welcome to the 102nd episode! This month we discuss the successes and setbacks of the Rosetta Mission which has reached its target of landing a probe on a comet after a 10 year journey. In a correspondence we report a recent study that has used the largest sample of its type to trace genetic links to sexuality. We also have a rundown of other top news stories as well as how many bacteria can be transferred by a ten-second kiss and whether chocolate really boosts memory! The team this month consists of editor, Adam Cowden, hosts Kyle Marian Viterbo and Kristoffer Stewart; correspondants Jonathan Farrow and David August. Visit the podcast archive by clicking here
- Rosetta’s Philae lander descending onto comet nucleus
- Released 25/11/2002 3:37 pm
- Copyright ESA, image by AOES Medialab
An artist’s impression of the Philae lander descending onto the nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. While Rosetta studies the comet from close orbit, the lander Philae will obtain measurements from the nucleus surface.