The Multi-instrument Analysis of Rosetta Data (MiARD) project seeks to provide an integrated description of the physical and chemical properties of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov- Gerasimenko using date from the Rosetta orbiter and lander (a mission conducted by the European Space Agency). The project will place these properties in the context of other Jupiter family comets using space-borne observatory data, to evaluate what one can learn from the present appearance of comets about the evolutionary history, and prepare a scenario for a future cometary sample return mission.

To learn more about the MiARD project, e.g. to find out if a project member near you can give a talk, send email to . Cartoons explaining the project’s work can be downloaded, and publications and data (including a virtual reality viewer) from the project can be obtained here. After the end of the project, the European Commission published a short summary of the project’s work as a ‘success story‘.

(The project logo shows a stylised mapping grid overlaid on the dumbbell-shaped comet.)

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