An Ode to the Rosetta Spacecraft As It Plummets To Its Death

Time to break out the tissues, space fans.

TODAY, THE EUROPEAN Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will engage its thrusters for one final maneuver: a suicidal plunge toward the comet it has been orbiting for two years and chasing for a decade. After Rosetta collides with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, its systems will go dark.

Source: An Ode to the Rosetta Spacecraft As It Plummets To Its Death

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