Slow-motion goodbye: Rosetta craft makes deliberate dive into comet

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October 2, 2016
USA Today    
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"After more than a decade of roaming tirelessly across the solar system, the comet-watching Rosetta spacecraft has gone to its eternal reward. In a deliberate act of self-sacrifice, Rosetta plowed into the surface of comet 67P at 6:39 a.m. ET. Friday. The collision was confirmed roughly 40 minutes later when signals reached Earth from the distant craft, which launched in 2004 and accompanied the comet's wanderings for the last two years." (09/30/16)

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/30/rosetta-spacecraft-collides-comet-planned/91298918/  

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