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Everything You Need to Know to Watch Rosetta Crash Into a Comet This Week

The Rosetta spacecraft has spent three years peering at Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko from orbit—but this week, its watch will end. Tomorrow, Rosetta begins a controlled descent to its final resting place on the edge of an enormous pit , where it’ll remain frozen until the space rock itself is destroyed, or until the universe expands into oblivion. Read more...
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ESA releases images of Rosetta's comet close encounter

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In a space-age game of chicken, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta probe made its closest approach to comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko last weekend. The spacecraft, which has ceased orbiting the comet due to 67P's increased ac...

Rosetta may be crashing, but can still save lives on Earth

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

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ESA's Rosetta orbiter is preparing to make a daring 6 km (3.7 miles) pass of one of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko's most active regions – an area on the comet's larger lobe designated as Imhotep. As the comet moves closer to the S...

A Charming Animation by ESA Showing Rosetta and Philae Spacecraft Preparing to Land on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Humor : Laughing Squid

A charming animation by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the Rosetta and Philae spacecraft preparing to land on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta was launched in 2004 and spent a decade travelling to its destination in o...

A Sweet Animation by ESA Showing Rosetta and Philae Spacecraft Preparing to Land on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko

Humor : Laughing Squid

A sweet animation by the European Space Agency (ESA) shows the Rosetta and Philae spacecraft preparing to land on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta was launched in 2004 and spent a decade travelling to its destination in orbi...

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