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Rosetta probe ends comet mission with a bang

The Rosetta spacecraft closed out its remarkably successful mission by crash landing on the comet it's been studying for the past two years
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Europe's comet probe Rosetta ends 12-year mission with crash

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study.

Rosetta Spacecraft Set To Crash Land On Comet 67P After Historic 12-Year Mission

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European scientists have sent the Rosetta spacecraft on its final, one-way journey to the surface of a comet, after a historic 12-year mission to discover the secrets of the dusty, icy bodies. The Rosetta spacecraft has been chasing...

Watch live as the ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft lands probe on a comet

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The European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft has spent the past decade chasing the 2.5-mile-wide comet known as 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, and today, it should finally succeed in landing a probe on it. If successful, this will be ...

Rosetta spacecraft to end 12-year trek with comet crash landing [3:35] we should get this

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After 12 years chasing a comet across more 6 billion km of space, European scientists will end the historic Rosetta mission by crash landing the spacecraft on the surface of the dusty, icy body at the end of the month. Data collecte...

Rosetta probe lands on comet 67P ending 12-year mission

Academics / Astronomy : The Guardian: Space

ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft has finally collided with the comet it has been orbiting for the past two years, ending contact with its controllers back on Earth Some space missions go out with a bang, others with a victorious return to E...


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