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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's mission: The story so far

The European Space Agency's short film, Rosetta - the story so far, gives a behind-the-scenes look at the spacecraft's journey through the solar system.

ESA's Rosetta spacecraft launched in March 2004 and has been on a journey to the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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