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Rosetta Makes Her Final Descent Today at 11.20GMT

The Rosetta mission is finally coming to an end today after a 12 year stretch gathering data from the comet 67P. The probe will make a ‘collision manoeuvre’ around 11.20 GMT, and will continue to collect information until the very last moments.

Here are some of the images the probe has already collected today (all images courtesy of ESA):

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You can watch the final descent on a live stream via the ESA website.

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