NEAR lives!

 作者:景眼皿     |      日期:2019-03-07 06:16:01
At 20:05 GMT on Monday, NASA’s Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft crashed onto the rocky surface of asteroid 433 Eros—and lived to tell the tale. In a grand finale before it ran out of fuel, researchers decided to let it down gently onto the 33-kilometre-long rock, taking pictures all the way down (NewScientist, 10 February, p 12). They gave it a 1 in 100 chance of surviving. “When the word came down that…it was still talking to us, it was the thrill of my life,