Rosetta probe's last images before colliding with comet

Now that's a pretty comet. ESA:

Enjoy this compilation of with the last images taken by Rosetta’s high resolution OSIRIS camera during the mission’s final hours at Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. As it moved closer towards the surface it scanned across an ancient pit and sent back images showing what would become its final resting place. Browse all images via the Archive Image Browser: https://imagearchives.esac.esa.int

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Rosetta space probe sends last photo before striking comet to complete its mission

Here's the last image from Europe's space probe Rosetta, taken 50m from the surface of 67P. Read the rest

As we marveled at Pluto, this spectacular comet image came out

While we were busy enjoying the spectacular images of Pluto, ESA's Rosetta camera released this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Read the rest

Beatles "Across the Universe" covered using sampled audio from Rosetta mission

Essa writes, "Andrew Huang has taken fragments of the audio from the Rosetta mission and arranged them into haunting rendition of The Beatles' 'Across the Universe'. Apart from his singing, no other sounds were used in the song." Read the rest

We landed a freaking spacecraft on a comet. This GIF and video explain Rosetta's 12-year journey.

Human beings reached a new space exploration milestone this week: landing the Rosetta mission's Philae probe on a comet some 316 million miles from Earth. Read the rest