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.
(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.
The unusual shape of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as recorded by the Rosetta mission, has led to much speculation about its origins. A simulation published in March 2018 in Nature Astronomy suggests that the comet could have formed when two comets collided, and
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 VR viewer for the enhanced shape model of comet 67P3.3