Since 2010, shapeViewer has been referenced in many papers and conference talks. Here is a selected list of peer-reviewed publications which benefited from the software.


  • O’Rourke et al. The Philae lander reveals low-strength primitive ice inside cometary boulders. Nature, (2020).


  • Birch et al. Migrating Scarps as a Significant Driver for Cometary Surface Evolution. GRL, (2019).

  • Vincent et al. Bouncing boulders on comet 67P. EPSC, (2019).


  • Vincent et al. shapeViewer, a sofware for the scientific mapping and morphological analysis of small bodies, LPSC, (2018).


  • Birch et al. Geomorphology of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. MNRAS, 469:S50-S67 (2017).

  • Gicquel et al. Modeling of the outburst on 2015 July 29 observed with OSIRIS cam­eras in the Southern hemisphere of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. MNRAS, 469:S178-S185 (2017).

  • Masoumzadeh et al. Opposition effect on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko using Rosetta-OSIRIS images. A&A, 599:A11 (2017).

  • Oklay et al. Long-term survival of surface water ice on comet 67P. MNRAS, 469:S582-S597 (2017).

  • Pajola et al. The pristine interior of comet 67P revealed by the combined Aswan outburst and cliff collapse. Nature Astronomy, 1:0092 (2017).

  • Vincent et al. Constraints on cometary surface evolution derived from a statistical analysis of 67P’s topography, MNRAS, (2017).


  • Barucci et al. Detection of exposed H2O ice on the nucleus of comet 67P as observed by Rosetta OSIRIS and VIRTIS instruments. A&A, 595:A102 (2016).

  • Oklay et al. Variegation of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in regions showing activity. A&A, 586:A80 (2016).

  • Oklay et al. Comparative study of water ice exposures on cometary nuclei using multi spectral imaging data. MNRAS, 462:S394-S414 (2016).

  • Vincent et al. Are fractured cliffs the source of cometary dust jets? Insights from OSIRIS/Rosetta at 67P. A&A, 587:A14 (2016).

  • Vincent et al. Summer fireworks on comet 67P. MNRAS, 462:S184-S194 (2016).


  • Masoumzadeh et al. Photometric analysis of Asteroid (21) Lutetia from Rosetta-OSIRIS images. Icarus, 257:239-250 (2015).

  • Vincent et al. Large heterogeneities in comet 67P as revealed by active pits from sinkhole collapse. Nature, 523:63-66 (2015).


  • Vincent et al. Crater depth-to-diameter distribution and surface properties of (4) Vesta. PSS, 103:57-65 (2014).


  • Vincent et al. Physical properties of craters on asteroid (21) Lutetia. PSS, 66:79-86 (2012).