Rosetta Mission Ends With Controlled Crash Into Comet

Credit: Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko: ESA
GUADALAJARA, Mexico—Europe’s long mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko came to an end Sept. 30 when controllers deliberately crashed it into one of the deep “pits” on the object’s surface. Launched in 2004, the solar-powered spacecraft has spent the past two years orbiting the icy body...

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