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Rosetta Probe Makes Controlled Crash Into Its Comet

The spacecraft spent 14 hours free-falling towards the comet's Ma'at region and impacted the surface at barely a walking pace.

September 30, 2016
8:11 AM EDT
This is a sequence of images captured by Rosetta during its descent to the surface of Comet 67P/C-G on Sept. 30, 2016. Credit: ESA