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ESA's Rosetta Mission Ends --"The First in History to Rendezvous with a Comet"

Comets are time capsules containing primitive material left over from the epoch when the Sun and its planets formed. By studying the gas, dust and structure of the nucleus and organic materials associated with the comet, via both remote and...
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Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

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The Planetary Society Applauds ESA for Rosetta's Successful Comet Rendezvous

Academics / Astronomy : Planetary Society Weblog

The Planetary Society congratulates the European Space Agency on its Rosetta spacecraft arriving at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet.

So long, Rosetta, and thanks for all the science

Technology / Hardware : Extremetech

Upon receipt of Rosetta's last image, the ESA parallel parked the spacecraft on its comet and declared Rosetta's mission complete.

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