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Rosetta's kamikaze crash into a comet revealed: Final images from the probe reveals its last moments

Landslides are not unique to Earth, researchers have revealed.

In 2015, Europe's Rosetta spacecraft witnessed - and photographed - a big one on the surface of a comet in deep, dark space.

The cliffside collapse created about 2,000 tonnes of rubble, 99 percent of which settled at the foot of the precipice.

'We are talking about a volume of 22 thousand cubic meters (777,000 cubic feet) of rock that fell down here,' lead researcher Dr Maurizio Pajola, an astronomer from the Nasa Ames Research Centre in California, told MailOnline.

'The volume that fell down is equivalent to around nine full Olympic size pools.'

Shouldn't this collapse have revealed lots of ice?

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