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This photo was taken at ESA’s ESOC mission control centre at 15:20 GMT (17:20 CEST) on 29 September, when there were just 20 hours left in Rosetta’s flight operations.
The spacecraft is set to complete its historic mission in a controlled descent to the surface of comet 67P/C-G on 30 September, with the end of mission confirmation predicted to be within 20 minutes of 11:20 GMT (13:20 CEST).
For full details on how, where and when to follow mission progress live via webcast and social media on Friday, access our ‘How To Watch’ guide .