Rosetta spacecraft enters final stage of comet crash mission

Rosetta spacecraft enters final stage of comet crash mission
 

The £1 billion quest to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is due to end with a crunch at around 11.38am UK time on Friday.
Rosetta will share its resting place with a tiny lander it dispatched onto the surface nearly two years ago, spelling the end of the daring expedition that began in 2004.
Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) set the orbiter on a collision course with the rubber duck-shaped chunk of ice and dust on Thursday evening.
A note signed by the team and left on the main control room door at the European Space Operations Centre said: "Farewell Rosetta! We will miss... read more

 
30 September 2016 in Regional West, Views: 32
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