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 email@example.com . 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.)
The MiARD project will be carried out by a consortium of eight partners which include universities, research institutions and a company. Three of the partners are Swiss, with the others being in Germany, the United Kingdom and France.
A number of scientists who worked on the MiARD project have subsequently contributed to a recent paper in the journal Nature that seeks to explain how comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko got its current shape. See Bilobate comet morphology and internal structure controlled
Contents1 Peer-reviewed papers from the MiARD project1.1 PhD theses including work from the project2 Selected posters and conference presentations3 Downloads3.1 Virtual tour of museum exhibition ‘Comets – the Rosetta mission’3.2 High-resolution shape model of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko3.3 Combined SPG/MSPCD shape model