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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Star Trek's William Shatner praises comet mission

As Captain James T Kirk on the Star Trek Enterprise, William Shatner is used to exploring far off galaxies, but back here on planet earth he has called the Rosetta spacecraft's arrival at comet 67P/C-G, "pretty amazing."

Having tweeted the International Space Station in the past, the Canadian actor said he is used to messages from the solar system, after the European Space Agency sent him a picture.

But he was nonetheless impressed with the achievement.

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