Cometary research is of great importance at MPS. From an organizational point of view, this research topic can be found in the research group "Comets and small bodies" as well as in the Max Planck Research Group "Cometary Science".
In the history of space travel, special missions to comets are rare. Nevertheless, a few unmanned space probes have delivered many fascinating results. One of the first missions was ESA's mission Giotto.