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Rosetta Space Probe Set to Crash-land on Comet September 30

After a journey lasting 12 years, a date has been set for the Rosetta spacecraft's final descent onto comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The European Space Agency announced Thursday that the probe will crash onto the comet Sept. 30 after a 5 billion-mile (8 billion-kilometer) odyssey. It will join its sidekick Philae, the lander that touched down on the icy surface nearly two years ago.   The final descent will require careful maneuvers and offer a unique opportunity to take...

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