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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
(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.
The MiARD project has formally finished its work (as of the end of August 2018), although project members are still working on several publications resulting from the project. The formal review of the project’s work by the European Commission will
Contents1 Peer-reviewed papers from the MiARD project1.1 In review1.2 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