Some of the first scientific results from the Rosetta mission after its arrival at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August and since the landing of Philae on 12 November will be presented to the scientific community next week, during the 2014 autumn meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The meeting, the largest annual Earth and space science conference in the world, is being held in San Francisco from 15–19 December.
We won’t be reporting live from the conference, but some of the presentations in a number of sessions will be streamed live for you to follow. Visit AGU’s website and follow the links from “Virtual Options” to see when virtual sessions are available. Given the location of the conference, all times are given in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
In addition, at 08:00 PST on 17 December there will be a press conference highlighting the latest Rosetta and Philae science: this press conference will also be live streamed. Speakers will include Matt Taylor (ESA Rosetta Project Scientist), Claudia Alexander (NASA Rosetta Project Scientist), Kathrin Altwegg (ROSINA Principal Investigator), and Jean-Pierre Bibring (Philae lander Lead Scientist). Further details can be found here.
In the meantime, you can also preview abstracts on the topics that will be discussed, here:
Follow the AGU conversation on twitter using the hashtag #AGU14.
We will put together a summary of the key new findings discussed at the AGU, and will continue to make results available as scientific papers resulting from Rosetta data are published.