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Ask a Rosetta Scientist About Crashing a Spacecraft Into a Comet

After a twelve year journey in space, the Rosetta spacecraft has less than 24 hours of life left before it crashes straight into the comet it has been orbiting. Today at 3 p.m., Rosetta team scientist Paul Weissman will be here taking your questions live. Read more...
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