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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,...

Science highlights briefing starting soon

The Rosetta science highlight briefing at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in Darmstadt, Germany, will start shortly. Tune in from 14:30 14:45 to the livestream viewer at rosetta.esa.int or via https://livestream.com/ESA/rosettagrandfinale or ESA's Facebook page to follow...

Rosetta finds magnetic field-free bubble at comet

This article is mirrored from the main ESA web portal.  ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has revealed a surprisingly large region around its host comet devoid of any magnetic field. When ESA’s Giotto flew past Comet Halley three decades ago,...

What made the comet sing?

This blog post is contributed by Bárbara Ferreira, EGU Media and Communications Manager. Late last year the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC) announced that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has been studying in detail since August 2014,...

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...

Tracking Philae’s descent with magnetic data

ROMAP co-principal investigator Hans-Ulrich Auster from the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, explains how the instrument will be used with RPC (on the Rosetta orbiter) to monitor Philae as it descends to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on...

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The singing comet

Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. RPC principal investigator Karl-Heinz Glaßmeier, head of Space Physics and Space Sensorics at the Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, tells us more....