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End of mission

Friday, September 30, 2016 5:48
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After a 10-year trip through space and two years orbiting a comet, ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft ended its historic mission Friday (Sep. 30) making a controlled descent to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The first orbiter to rendezvous with a comet and first to deploy a lander, Philae, to the surface, Rosetta sent back data about the composition and evolution of the small, dusty-icy body.

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