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Rosetta's last comet pic

By Iain Thomson, 30 Sep 2016

Europe's Rosetta probe has finally crashed (albeit very slowly) into comet 67P, and has managed to send back a close-up image of the surface before it died.

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No, the probe wasn't drunk

The somewhat-blurry image was taken about 50 metres off the surface of the comet using the OSIRIS wide-angle camera to a scale of 5 mm/pixel. It shows the surface littered with small rocks, and now Rosetta will be lying among them for as long as the comet exists. ®

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