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The Rosetta lander.
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Rosetta lander instruments

The Rosetta lander has many instruments that it will use to make measurements when it lands on Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The instruments carried by the lander are listed lower on this page. The instruments on the Rosetta orbiter are listed on another page.


Instruments What they do
ALICE, COSIMA, ROSINA Measure the kinds of chemicals the comet is made of
CONSERT Uses radio waves to "see" what the inside of the comet is like
GIADA Measures dust coming from comet
MIDAS, OSIRIS Cameras - take pictures
MIRO, VIRTIS Measure temperature
RPC, RSI Measure the comet's size, mass, and density
Last modified January 8, 2004 by Randy Russell.

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