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.
Spacecraft’s 15-hour controlled crash will give scientists a unique insight into the geological history of a comet Europe’s pioneering Rosetta mission will conclude next week with an audacious piece of deep space parking. The Rosett...
Europe's pioneering spacecraft Rosetta headed for a suicide crash Friday with the comet it has stalked for two years, nearing the end of an audacious quest to unravel the Solar System's mysteries.
Europe was poised to send its Rosetta spacecraft on Thursday toward a crash landing on the comet it has stalked for the last two years, joining robot lander Philae on the icy dustball's surface for eternity.
The European Space Agency says it has lost contact with its Rosetta probe after it hit the surface of a comet, marking the planned end of a 12-year mission.