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This Professor’s Emotional Reaction To A Probe Landing On A Comet Is The Definition Of Pure Joy

“Sorry, sorry, now I’ll try and be a professional scientist…”

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This is how Open University professor Monica Grady reacted when the European Space Agency’s Philae probe landed on a comet:

In case you missed that, she says: "I’ve waited years... I’m just so excited, I’m going to cry! I’m sorry. It’s fantastic, it’s fantastic, it’s wonderful, it’s really, really wonderful, sorry, sorry."

A particular highlight from the joyous clip is the moment she hugs BBC science editor David Shukman.

And then apologises with: "Sorry David, I didn’t mean to hug you like that."
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And then apologises with: "Sorry David, I didn’t mean to hug you like that."

Equally wonderful are her attempts to stay calm after the emotional outbreak.

“Sorry, sorry, now I’ll try and be a professional scientist…”
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“Sorry, sorry, now I’ll try and be a professional scientist…”