Space mission really is new frontier for Ulster scientists
By any standards it is a stunning achievement. A spacecraft will rendezvous with, and hopefully land on, an icy comet more than 300 million miles from Earth and after a voyage lasting 10 years. The aim of the experiment is to learn more about how the universe was formed, and among those most keenly involved are scientists from Queen's University in Belfast.
This mission demonstrates the extent of the cutting-edge research taking place at the astrophysics research centre at the university and we should be proud that Northern Ireland can produce the calibre of scientific work which really does break all frontiers.