On September 30, the Rosetta orbiter sent its final message back to Earth before deliberately crashing into comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, its adopted home since November 2014. Over four million people watched the mission’s heartfelt sendoff, livestreamed from the European Space Agency (ESA) operations center in Darmstadt, Germany.
If you’re ever in the mood to relive this historic mission, the first ever to land a probe on a comet, bookmark this enthralling visualization of Rosetta’s entire orbital journey, released by ESA on Thursday.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.