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  • 09.30.2016
    This is Rosetta's last image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken shortly before impact at an altitude of 51 m above the surface.
  • 09.30.2016
    Going... going... gone! A sequence of screenshots showing the signal from Rosetta seen at ESA's ESOC mission control centre via NASA's 70m tracking station at Madrid during comet landing on 30 September 2016. The peak of the spectrum analyser is strong at 12:19 CEST, and a few moments later, it's gone.
  • 09.30.2016
    Rosetta’s descent continues. Here's an OSIRIS narrow-angle camera Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko captured at 10:14 GMT from an altitude of about 1.2 km on 30 September.
  • 09.30.2016
    Here's a sequence of images captured by Rosetta during its descent to the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 30 September.
  • 09.30.2016
    Another striking image from Rosetta's descent onto the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken with the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera at 08:21 GMT from an altitude of about 5.7 km.
  • 09.30.2016
    As Rosetta approaches the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Comet Pressure Sensor (COPS) on the ROSINA instrument is measuring the gas pressure around the nucleus increasing!
  • 09.30.2016
    Throughout the entire Rosetta mission, the Flight Dynamics team at ESOC have been some of the hardest-working, behind-the-scenes wizards ensuring navigation – and today is no exception. They also have some of the coolest visualization tools in the Solar System!
  • 09.30.2016
    As Rosetta continues its descent onto the Ma'at region on the small lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image at 08:18 GMT from an altitude of about 5.8 km.
  • 09.30.2016
    As Rosetta gets closer and closer to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this beautifully detailed image of the comet surface at 06:53 GMT from an altitude of about 8.9 km.
  • 09.30.2016
    During Rosetta's final descent, which is currently undergoing, the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera captured this image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 05:25 GMT from an altitude of about 11.7 km.

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