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Matthew M. Knight

Welcome to the work page of Matthew M. Knight.


10.5.15 "Gone in a Blaze of Glory: the Demise of Comet C/2015 D1 (SOHO)" by Hui et al. was accepted by ApJ and is available on arXiv

8.14.15 My Gemini observations were featured in articles by ESA and Gemini about Rosetta. Also, our paper "Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) coma composition at ~4 au from HST observations" by Zubko et al. was accepted by PSS.

7.28.15 I was named a NASA Planetary Science Division Early Career Fellow!

5.26.15 Our team made the first ever ground-based detection of a sunskirting object, P/1999 R1 SOHO, using the VLT. Follow up observations have been awarded with VLT and Spitzer to help us determine if this is a comet or an asteroid. [MPEC]

5.13.15 "A Further Investigation of Apparent Periodicities and the Rotational State of Comet 103P/Hartley 2 from Combined Coma Morphology and Lightcurve Datasets" by Knight et al. in now in press and available on arXiv.

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