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Join us today for coverage of #CometLanding as Rosetta makes a controlled descent to the surface of 67P.

09:55-10:05 CEST (07:55-08:05 GMT): Update on last commands and confirmation of landing time

12:30-13:40 CEST (10:30-11:40 GMT): End of mission coverage.

Watch via: http://rosetta.esa.int or http://livestream.com/ESA/rosettagrandfinale

Details: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/How_to_follow_Rosetta_s_grand_finale
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Przemysław's profile photoJanet Dirisu's profile photoGian Margaux Hardillo-Arcebuche (•isabel beatriz•)'s profile photoVictor Jara's profile photo
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GRACIAS ROSETTA !!!!!!!! YA ESTAS EN LA HISTORIA DE LA AVENTURA DEL HOMBRE EN EL COSMOS !!!!!!!!
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What a week in #images ! Take a look at some of the highlights of this especially exciting week: http://www.esa.int/Highlights/Week_In_Images_26_30_September_2016
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#ICYMI Replay of #Rosetta final hour at #ESOC  
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ESA’s historic #Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years. Confirmation of the end of the mission arrived at ESA’s control centre in Darmstadt, Germany at 11:19 GMT (13:19 CEST) with the loss of Rosetta’s signal upon impact.
ESA’s historic Rosetta mission has concluded as planned, with the controlled impact onto the comet it had been investigating for more than two years.
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Jeremy Dickinson's profile photoJames Graham's profile photoJörg Walossek's profile photo
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+James Graham we won't know - Rosetta was programmed to shut down on impacts or errors.
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1.2 km from surface! #Rosetta #cometlanding  

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
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Good bye Rosy 😄😄
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#67P from distance of 5.7 km during #cometlanding  descent! Taken at 08:21 UT.

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
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Will it destroy it? 
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In all the #cometlanding excitement, don't forget about this Sunday's Open Day at ESTEC, ESA's technical heart in the Netherlands. Lots of great spacecraft models will be on display, like the engineering model of the #ExoMars #TraceGasOrbiter at the Erasmus building, complete with parachute!  #OpenESTEC  

See programme here: http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/ESTEC/PROGRAMME_2016.pdf

Credit: ESA
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#EarthFromSpace image only this week features part of the Anti-Atlas mountains bordering the #SaharaDesert in western Algeria is pictured in this #satellite image. #EarthObservation  

The Anti-Atlas range was born from continental collision, and geologists believe it was once higher than the Himalayas, but was reduced through erosion.


Read more: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/09/Ouarkziz_crater

Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA
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u give us so good footage of earth and the rest of the planets are just blurry pieces of shit...yeah...
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From #67P with love: #Rosetta last image of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, taken shortly before impact at an altitude of 51 m above the surface. The image scale is about 5 mm/pixel and the image measures about 2.4 m across. #cometlanding  

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA 
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did you get answer?
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A flatline, signal lost means mission is complete. Farewell, #Rosetta#CometLanding  
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Goodnight sweet prince...
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Here's a sequence of images captured by #Rosetta during its descent to the surface of Comet 67P/C-G on 30 September. 

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
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1 hour to go! #Rosetta now 1km from #67P . Programme now livestreaming here: http://rosetta.esa.int/
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