The European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission ended operations on 30 September 2016 having spent over 2 years in close proximity to its target comet, 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Shortly before this, in summer 2016, a discussion meeting was held to examine how the results of the mission could be framed in terms of cometary and solar system science in general. This paper provides a brief history of the Rosetta mission, and gives an overview of the meeting and the contents of this associated special issue.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 29 May 2017|