Rosetta mission ends in comet collision
Europe's Rosetta probe has ended its mission to Comet 67P by crash-landing on to the icy object's surface.
Mission control in Darmstadt, Germany, was able to confirm the impact had occurred when radio contact to the ageing spacecraft was lost abruptly.
The assumption is that the probe would have been damaged beyond use.
In the hours before the planned collision, Rosetta sent back a host of high-resolution pictures and other measurements of the icy dirt-ball.
"I can announce full success of this historic descent of Rosetta towards Comet 67P," said European Space Agency mission... read more
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