Photos: What it’s like to be a spacecraft crash-landing into a comet

The European Space Agency terminated the Rosetta mission today, and did it in a spectacular way. It crash-landed the spacecraft, which weighed nearly 3,000 kg (3.3 tons) and had a wing span of 30 meters. All the while, as it descended to its doom, it took pictures. (Here’s what it might have thought about its own death.)

View from 15.5 km


View from 11.7 km


View from 8.9 km


View from 5.7 km


View from 1.2 km

View from 1.2km.

View from 20 meters


We will update this post with any more images we get of the final moments of the Rosetta mission.

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