Massimo Cosi

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Venus has no seasons, slow rotation and a very massive atmosphere, which is mainly carbon dioxide with clouds primarily of sulphuric acid droplets. Infrared observations by previous missions to Venus revealed a bright 'dipole' feature surrounded by a cold 'collar' at its north pole. The polar dipole is a 'double-eye' feature at the centre of a vast vortex(More)
The upper atmosphere of a planet is a transition region in which energy is transferred between the deeper atmosphere and outer space. Molecular emissions from the upper atmosphere (90-120 km altitude) of Venus can be used to investigate the energetics and to trace the circulation of this hitherto little-studied region. Previous spacecraft and ground-based(More)
The Grain Impact Analyzer and Dust Accumulator (GIADA) instrument on board ESA's Rosetta mission is constraining the origin of the dust particles detected within the coma of comet 67 P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (67P). The collected particles belong to two families: (i) compact particles (ranging in size from 0.03 to 1 mm), witnessing the presence of materials(More)
Critical measurements for understanding accretion and the dust/gas ratio in the solar nebula, where planets were forming 4.5 billion years ago, are being obtained by the GIADA (Grain Impact Analyser and Dust Accumulator) experiment on the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Between 3.6 and 3.4 astronomical(More)
  • Della Corte, V Rotundi, A Accolla, M Sordini, R Palumbo, P Colangeli +72 others
  • 2014
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs GIADA: its status after the Rosetta cruise phase and on-ground activity in support of the encounter with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (2014). GIADA: its status after the Rosetta cruise phase and on-ground activity in support of the encounter with comet(More)
Introduction: The atmosphere of Jupiter requires multiple techniques at a variety of wavelengths. The present Juno payload is well-suited to a study of the magnetic field and interior structure of Jupiter, as well as its plasma environment, but it will be strongly improved by adding the capability to (a) image and make spectra with high contrast of the(More)
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