The ESA is getting ready to crash it's Rosetta spacecraft into an asteroid

July 5, 2016 10:52 PM

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The ESA is getting ready to crash it's Rosetta spacecraft into an asteroid

After more than a decade in space, the European Space Agency is gearing up to finally end its Rosetta comet mission — by crashing the satellite into the comet it's been monitoring all this time.

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced plans to crash the Rosetta spacecraft into the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Sept. 30. The craft has spent 12 years in space, and two years orbiting the comet. The mission famously landed a smaller craft on the comet, and though it bounce...

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