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Rosetta crashes into comet, marking mission termination

After 12 years, ESA's Rosetta deep-space probe ended its mission today as it made a controlled impact on the Ma'at region of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. According to mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, the unmanned orbiter struck the surface at 11:20 GMT (1:20 pm CEST) after spending two years studying the comet as it swung round the Sun before heading back into the outer Solar System.
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