There are just three moons in our solar system that measure more than 5,000km across. Of these, Jupiter’s moons Ganymede and Callisto are airless and have ancient heavily cratered surfaces. But Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, abounds in landscapes that are eerily Earth-like – and it may even harbour life.
Dr Stephanie Pywell, Senior Lecturer in the OU’s Faculty of Business and Law, has secured a donation to the OU of £6,000 from Civil Ceremonies Ltd, and will explore the work of celebrants who conduct wedding-style ceremonies that are not legally binding.
When a jury decides the fate of a person, they do so based on the evidence presented to them in the courtroom. Evidence obtained from forensic analysis, such as DNA analysis, is often interpreted as strong evidence by jurors.
The Individual award for Outstanding Impact of Research on Society and Prosperity in the OU’s Research Excellence Awards 2019 was presented to Dr Geraint Morgan, Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, for his research into applying design features based on robust space instrumentation to maintain a safe internal environment in nuclear submarines.