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The Spacecraft Rosetta Died to 'Go Out Now in True Rock 'n' Roll Style'

An artist's rendering of Rosetta just before impact. (Photo: ESA) Over 11 years ago, the European Space Agency launched the Rosetta spacecraft, which was sent about 350 million miles into space to study a comet with the unwieldy name of 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (most commonly just 67P). On Friday, Rosetta died, after scientists here on Earth steered it onto 67P's surface, crash-landing the spacecraft in an intentional kamikaze maneuver.
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