Nucleus of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is Non-Magnetic, Scientists Say

Complementary data collected by the Rosetta Plasma Consortium fluxgate magnetometer (RPC-MAG) on board ESA’s Rosetta orbiter, and by the Rosetta Lander Magnetometer and Plasma Monitor (ROMAP) on board the Philae lander on the comet’s surface, have been used to investigate the magnetic properties of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Changes in the magnetic field surrounding Rosetta allowed RPC-MAG to [...] —> Read More