IAS is participating to the national open lab day "Fête de la Science" in the week of October 10th. After visits by students from several schools, the laboratory will be open for the general public on Sunday October 16th, from 2 to 6PM.
In situ images of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko acquired by the 7 CIVA cameras on board Philae revealed a singular, unexpected, and very irregular landscape dominated by consolidated materials. Following a detailed study, this landing site provided a unique opportunity to constrain the past and present conditions prevailing at the surface of the comet.
A few weeks away from the end of Rosetta mission and after months of data collection and analysis, the scientific team in charge of the COSIMA instrument, a mass spectrometer on board Rosetta, proves the presence of a macromolecular organic component in cometary dust particles.
The CoRoT team has released all the data produced by the mission. This is the result of several years of work, during which the team managed to interpret and filter the main artifacts produced by the instrument and the satellite, leaving a clean astrophysical signal, relevant for scientific analysis.