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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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Rosetta are we there yet? ESA explains space mission

As the Rosetta spacecraft nears the end of its 10-year journey to investigate an icy comet, the European Space Agency (ESA) has released a video to explain its mission.

"Learn about the history of comets with Rosetta and Philae as they hear the fabulous fables and tales of tails from their grandfather Giotto," the ESA writes.

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