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.


  • Korda et al, (433) Eros and (25143) Itokawa surface properties from reflectance spectra, A&A (2023)


  • Li et al, Numerical approach to synthesizing realistic asteroid surfaces from morphological parameters, A&A (2022).

  • Jindal et al, Topographically Influenced Evolution of Large-scale Changes in Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko’s Imhotep Region, PSJ (2022).


  • 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).