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Matthew M. Knight

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News

8.14.15 My Gemini observations were featured in this article by ESA 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.

3.20.15 "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. was submitted to AJ.

3.4.15 "Results from the Worldwide Coma Morphology Campaign for Comet ISON (C/2012 S1)" by Samarasinha et al. was submitted to Planetary and Space Sciences.

2.24.15 Our proposal for a Royal Society meeting on "Cometary science after Rosetta" was approved! The meeting will be held in London in June 2016.

1.13.15 I was interviewed for an article on C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy for NPR's Science Friday.

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