The family of planetary scientist Professor Colin Pillinger told the BBC his death was "devastating and unbelievable".
The pioneering scientist, who was best known for the ill-fated Beagle 2 mission to Mars, became a professor in interplanetary science at the Open University in 1991.
He also earned a host of other qualifications and numerous awards during his prestigious career.
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