Rosetta’s last goodbye: Space probe to be set on collision course with its comet after two years of revelations
The bulk of the data have been collected, the preparations have been made and tonight the Rosetta space probe will be set on its final collision course onto a comet.
The European Space Agency's spacecraft is due to gently crash land onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on Friday afternoon.
It will mark the end of an extraordinary 12 year mission to fly across space to rendezvous with the comet, send a lander to its surface and sample its atmosphere.
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