after 12 years in space, Rosetta has completed the mission that the European Space Agency instructed to crash on the surface of the comet around which I had orbited.
The probe was launched in 2004 and arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014, where he has been studying the nucleus and its surroundings.
Later, in November, Rosetta released the module of landing Philae to the surface of the comet, where, after 57 hours of scientific operations, went into hibernation, waking up months later, and re-establishing contact with the ship.
in fact, the probe had already passed through similar process, when, at the beginning of 2014, sent the first sign of life after 31 months of inactivity.
any way, during the period of “abstinence” of Philae, Rosetta has been performing scientific analyses of the comet. Until the module was found, stuck in a crack.
the 30th of September was the day chosen to do the Rosetta crashing against the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, whose shape is similar to a rubber duck.