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Rosetta Wows With Amazing Closeups of Comet 67P Before Final ‘Crunchdown’

Friday, September 30, 2016 7:10
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Rosetta fell silent moments after 6:19 a.m. Eastern Time (12:19 UT) this morning, when it gently crashed into 67P/C-G 446 million miles (718 million km) from Earth. As the probe descended to the comet’s bouldery surface of the comet in free fall, it snapped a series of ever-more-detailed photographs while gathering the last bits data on the density and composition of cometary gases, surface temperature and gravity field before the final curtain was drawn. Let’s take the trip down, shall we?

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