rosetta mission

All The Incredible Things We Learned From Our First Trip To A Comet

All The Incredible Things We Learned From Our First Trip To A Comet

The historic Rosetta mission has finally come to an end. Over the past two years, the probe’s many instruments have scanned virtually every nook and cranny of this weirdly shaped rock, unleashing a treasure trove of new information about comets in general, and 67P/Churyumov — Gerasimenko in particular.

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…