Astronomy (and Space Science) Look-alikes, No. 8

When Professor Colin Pillinger decided to explore the surface of Mars using Beagle 2, was his interest at least partly accounted for by his similarity to archaeologist Phil Harding of TV’s Time Team? Perhaps not, as the latter has had more success using a trowel costing £3 than the former using a probe costing £30 million…


5 Responses to “Astronomy (and Space Science) Look-alikes, No. 8”

  1. Haley Gomez Says:

    Spot on!

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    You sure that isn’t John McCririck on the right?
    Anton

  3. Mark McCaughrean Says:

    Not sure the first sentence of your post makes grammatical sense, Peter, or am I missing something subtle?

  4. telescoper Says:

    Mark, quite right. Editing failure. I hope it makes more sense now.

  5. This is priceless.

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