Tamas Gombosi

Tamas Gombosi

University of Michigan
ROSINA Instrument

“Hi, I am Tamas Gombosi of the University of Michigan and I am involved with the Rosetta Mission. I am a Co-Investigator with the Rosina instrument that is measuring ions and neutrons and identifying the composition of the gas around the comet. I am also the Chair of Working Group X and Working Group X is a funny name, it means that, it stands for nothing, but in reality it is the modeling working group which tries to collect all available models and modeling results, and use them to support mission planning and risk reduction and instrument data and analysis. So these are very important components and of course we know that the models that are created before the mission, before the spacecraft arrives to the comet, will probably turn out to be wrong, in many respects, but they still represent a very good base line that will help us to understand why the comet is different that we anticipated.”

Credit: 

  • Rosetta
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