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Dr Colin Snodgrass is a Chancellors Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, where he combines research into comets and asteroids with work on the commercial innovation opportunities brought by space data and technology. He was previously an Ernest Rutherford Senior Research Fellow at the Open University, a Marie Curie fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, and worked at the European Southern Observatory in Chile. He obtained his PhD in 2006, from Queen’s University Belfast, based on the study of the nuclei of comets. He was part of the team responsible for the European Space Agency Rosetta mission, which landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014, and is an expert in studying comets and asteroids using large telescopes on Earth.