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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Time-lapse video shows comet as Rosetta approaches

The European Space Agency has posted a time-lapse video showing the Rosetta spacecraft's approach to comet 67P/C-G:

The animation contains 101 images taken from Rosetta's on board navigation camera from 1 August to today.

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