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The Date Has Been Set For Rosetta’s Mission-Ending Crash Into The Comet 

The Date Has Been Set For Rosetta’s Mission-Ending Crash Into The Comet 

Set yourself a reminder for September 30 — that’s when the Rosetta spacecraft will make a controlled descent and crash on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. After 12 years in space and nearly two years circling around this dusty, weirdly-shaped comet, this historic mission is finally coming to an end.