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Matthew M. Knight

Welcome to the work page of Matthew M. Knight.


9.20.17 Three papers were all recently accepted and appeared on arXiv: "The Rotation and Other Properties of Comet 49P/Arend-Rigaux, 1984-2012" by Eisner et al. (a UMD student who worked with me during 2016-2017), "Gemini and Lowell Observations of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko During the Rosetta Mission" by Knight et al., and "The Main Belt Comets and Ice in the Solar System" by Snodgrass et al.

6.6.17 The journal for the Royal Society meeting I helped organize last year is now online. Also, we have another CBET announcing that 41P/T-G-K's apparent period continues to increase at a surprisingly fast rate!

3.29.17 My collaborators and I have had two recent CBETs on 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak. We determined its apparent period in the first, then discovered the apparent period is changing rapidly in the second! [Subscription required]

2.13.17 I was interviewed for BBC Four "The Sky at Night" episode "Telescope Takeover". Streaming is only available in the UK, but a screenshot is here thanks to Geraint Jones.

11.10.16 "SOHO Comets: 20-Years and 3,000 Objects Later" by Battams and Knight has been accepted and is available on arXiv.

10.14.16 The Editorial Board of the AAS journals selected my paper with Man-To Hui as a "significant development in planetary science research."

10.2.16 "The extremely low activity comet 209P/LINEAR during its extraordinary close approach in 2014" has now been published.

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