A Gentle Ending To Rosetta's 12-Year Mission
The European Space Agency's comet orbiter has run its course and dropped to the surface of comet 67P.By Evan Thomas | September 30, 2016
Rosetta has ended its mission around comet 67P with a gentle thump.
Mission engineers at the European Space Agency sent the probe to a careful crash-landing on the comet's surface. In the control room on Friday, its communications signal flatlined.