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Rosetta ends its historic 12 year mission

On Friday, European Space Agency‘s (ESA) spacecraft Rosetta ended its mission, crashing into Jupiter-family comet67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta is the first spacecraft to orbit a comet; it traveled in space for 12 years and about 8 billion kilometres (about five billion miles). The ESA’s Darmstadt, Germany control centre ceased to receive signals from the spacecraft, confirming the Rosetta mission’s […]