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    Rosetta Wows With Amazing Closeups of Comet 67P Before Final ‘Crunchdown’


    Rosetta fell silent moments after 6:19 a.m. Eastern Time (12:19 UT) this morning, when it gently crashed into 67P/C-G 446 million miles (718 million km) from Earth. As the probe descended to the comet's bouldery surface of the comet in free fall, it snapped a series of ever-more-detailed photographs while gathering the last bits data*on the density and composition of cometary gases,*surface temperature and gravity field before the final curtain was drawn. Let's take the trip down, shall we?
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    That's clearly a fossil dinosaur foot....
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Goodbye, Rosetta.

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