Evolution of a comet outburst
The majority of Rosetta's instruments were on and pointing at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at the time of the outburst on 19 February 2016, allowing a clear chain of events to be reconstructed. The graphic highlights some of the measurements from the cameras, dust collectors, and gas and plasma analysers, with each one recording a peak compared with background levels at various times during the outburst.
For more information see: Rosetta captures comet outburst
Credit: image: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; all data from Grün et al. (2016)