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.
Scientist Raphael Marschall from the MiARD project recently gave a talk to the Bern section of the ‘Astronomy on Tap’ movement that seeks to provide popular science talks with an astronomy theme to the general public in an informal setting.
Contents1 Peer-reviewed papers from the MiARD project2 Selected posters and conference presentations3 Downloads3.1 VR viewer for the enhanced shape model of comet 67P3.2 VIRTIS and MIRO ‘temperature’ maps3.3 Improved SPICE kernels for Rosetta position and orientation3.4 SHAP7 shape model of