New Delhi’s space policy makers have been promoting the possibility of deriving Helium-3 from the Moon for Earth-based applications for over a decade—but it is not a viable proposition and it’s time they stopped placing the cart before the horse
ELSI Origins Network Scientist, Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo
Dr. Chaitanya Giri is a ELSI Origins Network Scientist at the Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He was earlier at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany, where he was working on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. He was the member of the science investigation team that identified sixteen distinct organic molecules on the surface of the comet, a first-ever exploration in history. Chaitanya is the recipient of the 2014 Dieter Rampacher Prize by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science for outstanding doctoral research. He is a member of the Working Group on Origin of Life at the prestigious Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. He has extensive collaborative relations with the Planetary Exploration Research Center and University of Tokyo in Japan, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and Synchrotron SOLEIL in France, The German Aerospace Center (DLR), the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Ames Research Center and the Carnegie Institution of Science in the United States.
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Last modified: May 17, 2017
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