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There were emotional scenes at mission control today as space probe Rosetta’s big adventure finally came to an end on the surface of the comet it had been orbiting for two years.
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This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky The Rosetta mission to study a comet is about to come to a spectacular end with the spacecraft being sent to crash-land on the world it has been ...
The European Space Agency's comet-chasing probe Rosetta is performing a final maneuver Friday that will end its 12-year mission with a crash-landing on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
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...
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.