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# rosetta

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# end of mission
The pioneering Rosetta probe has crash-landed on Comet 67P
Wild cheering erupted in the mission control centre in Darmstadt, as spacecraft operations manager Sylvain Lodiot announced the official end of mission.
We're getting children excited about outer space at an earlier age
My inner space nerd was delighted to be accepted onto the European Space Agency’s workshop for primary school teachers.
# big philae style
Exploding rockets and chasing comets - The year in space exploration
What a year it’s been…
# c-langers
Here's what Comet 67P would look like if it landed in Cork City
It’s safe to say Elysian wouldn’t look so tall anymore.
# rosetta
This scientist helped land a spacecraft on a comet, but everyone is angry with him over his shirt
Well, it’s out there…
# Totally Worth It
The Rosetta probe comet landing cost us... €3.50 each
Hmm, that’s OK then.
# rosetta
TOUCHDOWN! European probe leaves its mothership and lands on comet for first time ever
There are huge celebrations today at the European Space Agency.
# happening now
Why we're trying to land a probe the size of fridge on a speeding comet
‘We’ as in ‘the human race’.
Opinion: Could comets have delivered the precursors of life?
The Rosetta spacecraft is searching for clues about the beginning of our solar system.
# The Sky at night
Here's how to keep up to date with all things space-related
It might all be happening up there, but there’s loads to read down here.
# together at last
Rosetta spacecraft reaches comet it's been chasing for ten years
For today, Rosetta will travel alongside the comet but will later start its orbits.
# Hey Rosetta
'World Cup final' event as 6 billion km comet-chaser nears its target
“Rosetta, meet Churyumov-Gerasimenko”.
# space probe
Comet-chasing probe sends back pics of 'strange-looking potato' formation
The Rosetta probe is due to land on the comet in November – and its latest pictures suggest it is made of two distinct parts.
# Hey Rosetta
European comet-chasing satellite awakens from hibernation
The Rosetta satellite even tweeted as Gaeilge.
# As Gaeilge
The Rosetta spacecraft is tweeting in Irish!
Here’s what it said…