Rosetta's Comet Exploration Mission Ends With Planned Crash

Credit: ESA
Europe’s long mission to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko came to an end Sept. 30, when controllers deliberately crashed the Rosetta probe into one of the deep “pits” on the comet’s surface. Launched in 2004, the solar-powered spacecraft has spent the past two years orbiting the icy body some 780...

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