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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 spacecraft sends first close up of comet

The first close up picture of comet 67P/C-G from the Rosetta spacecraft has been revealed by The European Space agency.

The first close up picture from comet 67P/C-G. Credit: European Space Agency

The image taken from 80 miles away shows a range of features, including boulders, craters and steep cliffs.

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