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A comet’s life – a new sonification of RPC data

In 2014, shortly after Rosetta's arrival at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the magnetometer on the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC) suite of instruments, RPC-Mag, detected some surprising oscillations in the plasma surrounding the nucleus, revealing the comet's mysterious “song”. Now,...

New Vangelis album inspired by ESA’s Rosetta mission

Legendary composer and pioneer of electronic music Vangelis has produced a brand new album, ‘Rosetta’, inspired by ESA’s Rosetta mission. The release of the album by Decca Records on 23 September coincides with the culmination of Rosetta’s...

Artistic tributes to the Rosetta mission

Over the past two years, Rosetta has approached, reached and followed Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, collecting unprecedented images and other scientific data and dropping the Philae lander on to its surface to perform in-situ measurements. While communicating the mission's...

Music of the Irregular Spheres

This blog post is contributed by Mark McCaughrean, senior science advisor in the Directorate of Science and Robotic Exploration at ESA. The rather tortured title of this post is intended as a humorous reference to the decidedly...

Behind the scenes of ‘The singing comet’

Last month, shortly before Rosetta released Philae to land on Comet 67P/C-G, we posted an article on this blog titled “The singing comet”. It presented an audio track based on data collected with one of the instruments...

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Listening to Rosetta – the original soundtrack

While we're waiting for Rosetta to wake up on Monday, we like to fill the silence with some great music. And what piece did we like best in the last couple of days? Of course the Once Upon a Time theme song accompanying our cute comic Rosetta. And we are glad to share this piece of exclusively arranged music with you: Like it, too? Why not use it yourself to audiofy your very own video submission to our #WakeUpRosetta contest. Of course, you are also welcome to write your own song, as Andy Furlong obviously is. @esa 'Wake Up Rosetta' sounds like a great song title to me. Hmmm... #WakeUpRosetta #inspiration #songwriting —...