This Is the Last Thing the Rosetta Spacecraft Saw Before It Died
At 6:39 EDT today, a spacecraft weighing over 2,000 kilograms (4,400 pounds) with the wingspan of a Boeing 747 crashed gently into a comet's surface, following 13 hours of free-fall. These, my friends, are the last, fleeting glimpses of Comet 67P that
They're also some of the best photos humans have ever taken of the surface of a comet, period. So enjoy them-because we won't get another mission like this for a long time.
Fare thee well, Rosetta. Your watch is over.