So long Rosetta: Spacecraft ends its historic 12-year mission by 'crashing' into a comet at crawling speed
The historic Rosetta mission has officially ended, and the spacecraft has crashed onto its comet.
The £1 billion ($1.3 billion) quest to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ended with a crunch at around 12:20 BST (07:20 ET) today.
Confirmation that Rosetta has ended its mission was seen on screen in mission control on a 'spectrum analyser', a type of graph that shows the carrier signal received by the ground stations on Earth.
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'Rosetta has entered the history books once again,' said Johann-Dietrich Wörner, ESA's Director General.
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