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Rosetta spacecraft catches icy comet after 10-year journey

A European spacecraft has arrived at a comet more than 250 million miles away - bringing a 10-year journey across the solar system to an end.

Since launching in March 2004, Rosetta has travelled more than four billion miles across the asteroid belt and more than five times the Earth's distance from the Sun.

Rosetta has now entered orbit around the comet.

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Preparations under way for Rosetta spacecraft's arrival

The European Space Agency, which launched the Rosetta mission, is preparing for an event in Germany to mark the spacecraft's arrival at an icy comet.

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