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 catches Comet after historic journey

One decade and four billion miles after beginning its pursuit of comet the Rosetta spacecraft's finally caught up with comet 67P/C-G.

Scientists say the images it will capture could reveal more about the origins of life on earth.

ITV News correspondent Paul Davies reports:

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