Mission Complete - Rosetta says farewell with comet crash-landing



The Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission on Friday, crashing on the surface of the dusty, icy comet it has spent 12 years chasing in a hunt that has provided insight into the early days of the solar system and captured the public's imagination.
The spacecraft has stalked comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko across more than 6 billion km (3.7 billion miles) of space, collecting a treasure trove of information on comets that will keep scientists busy for the next decade.
Scientists in the European Space Agency control centre in Darmstadt, Germany, clapped and hugged as confirmation of the... read more

 
1 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: Reuters
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