A Year After A Space Probe Crashed Into A Comet, Scientists Retrieved Its Astonishing Last Photo

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It’s 2017, and nearly a year has passed since the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft made a planned crash-landing on the comet it had taken a decade to reach. But since then, scientists have continued their painstaking work of combing through the reams of imaging data transmitted by the probe. And much to their surprise, they discover a strangely eerie photo they’ve never seen before.