Guest blog post by Matt Taylor, Rosetta Project Scientist.
At a many new Rosetta Science Working Team meeting, hold in Göttingen Germany in Sep 2015, a series of new scholarship investigations were discussed, along with updates on persisting studies of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and a environment.
This flourishing physique of scholarship and find has usually been done probable by a loyalty of hundreds of scientists and engineers opposite a globe, who have worked or still work on a mission.
For a plan that has been going for roughly 30 years, it is also regrettably unavoidable that a few members of this vast group have been outlived by a mission, including some who unfortunately did not live to conclude a categorical comet phase.
As a token of low thankfulness and thanks, a Rosetta SWT has dedicated a arriving special emanate of systematic papers in Astronomy Astrophysics to everybody who has worked on a mission, including those who continue to work on a mission, though generally those colleagues who have upheld away.
As partial of this recognition, a SWT has also dedicated dual facilities on a comet to dual venerable colleagues who have upheld divided in new years.
These facilities are a C. Alexander Gate, found on a smaller lobe, dedicated to Dr Claudia J. Alexander, a US Rosetta Project Scientist who upheld divided in Jul this year, and a A. Coradini Gate, located on a incomparable lobe, after Dr Angioletta Coradini, a former Principal Investigator of a VIRTIS instrument, who upheld divided in Sep 2011.
The dual facilities were selected for their inflection on Comet 67P/C-G, and for their really particular and distinguished gate-like appearances, deliberate to be rarely suitable monuments for a absent colleagues.
Matt also announced the loyalty during a opening rite of a European Planetary Science Congress today.
Source: Rosetta blog