The Multi-instrument Analysis of Rosetta Data (MiARD) project carried out reseach 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, led by the University of Bern in Switzerland, was successfully completed in summer 2018. Documents from the project can be viewed on the EC’s CORDIS website, and publications and shape models are also available from this website under ‘MiARD themes and results’/’Publications and downloads’.
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. 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.
Occurring every August, the Perseid meteor shower will peak in 2019 on August 12-13th (unfortunately close to full moon on 15th August), but meteors from this group can be seen in night skies for a few weeks either side of
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