Science & Environment

In pictures: Rosetta's final mission

Europe's Rosetta mission has come to an end, with the spacecraft being commanded to collide with Comet 67P.

But as the probe made its slow 19km descent to the comet's "head", it snapped some spectacular pictures of the surface.

16km

8.9km

Image copyright Esa/Rosetta/MPS

5.8km

Image copyright Esa

5.7km

Image copyright Esa

1.2km

Image copyright Esa

23 metres

Image copyright ESA/ROSETTA/MPS for OSIRIS Team
Image caption This blurry image is the last picture sent back by Rosetta before impact