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This Is Our Best Image Yet Of ESA’s Crashed Mars Lander

This Is Our Best Image Yet Of ESA’s Crashed Mars Lander

NASA’s Mars Reconaissance Orbiter (MRO) has acquired new high-resolution images of the crashed Schiaparelli lander, following its ill-fated attempt to reach the surface of Mars in one piece. The images confirm that the lander had a very hard fall, and raise new questions about the exact nature of the crash.

Everything You Need To Know To Watch Rosetta Crash Into A Comet Tomorrow

Everything You Need To Know To Watch Rosetta Crash Into A Comet Tomorrow

The Rosetta spacecraft has spent three years peering at Comet 67P/Churyumov — Gerasimenko from orbit — but this week, its watch will end. On September 30, Rosetta begins a controlled descent to its final resting place on the edge of an enormous pit, where it will remain frozen until the…