£1billion Rosetta just crashed into a comet – here’s why you should be excited



Europe’s comet-chasing space probe Rosetta was dipping out of orbit Friday for a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it’s been following for more than a decade.
Scientists sent their final command to the probe late last night, ordering Rosetta to fire its thrusters for 208 seconds and perform a last series of scientific measurements concluding its 12-year mission.
We’re about to crash a £1billion spacecraft head-first into a comet Jan Woerner, the head of the European Space Agency, said the £1 billion mission was already a success.
If you’re wondering why we should be... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Hot News, Views: 33
Source: Metro
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