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Comet feature named after Dr. Claudia Alexander

Posted: October 2, 2015

Comet feature named after Dr. Claudia Alexander Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The scientists from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission are honoring their deceased colleague, AOSS Alum Claudia Alexander of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), by naming a feature after her on the mission's target, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

Alexander was the project scientist for the U.S. portion of the mission. Her colleagues have named a gate-like feature on the comet C. Alexander Gate.

Alexander earned her PhD under the guidance of Professor Tamas Gombosi in 1993.

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