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 spacecraft arrives at comet after 10 years

The Rosetta spacecraft has arrived at a comet more than 250 million miles away - a journey that has taken 10 years.

The comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in a picture taken yesterday by the spacecraft. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM

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