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Close-up detail of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The image shows the comet’s ‘head’ at the left of the frame, which is casting shadow onto the ‘neck’ and ‘body’ to the right. The image was taken from a distance of 120 km and the image resolution is 2.2 meters per pixel. A mission to land the first space probe on a comet reaches a major milestone when the unmanned Rosetta spacecraft finally catches up with its quarry on Wednesday. It's a hotly anticipated rendezvous: Rosetta flew into space more than a decade ago and had to perform a series of complex maneuvers to gain enough speed to chase down the comet on its orbit around the sun. (AP Photo/ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team )

Comet chaser reaches target after 10-year pursuit

  DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — After a journey of 6.4 billion kilometers (4 billion miles), Europe’s unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind’s first attempt to land a spacecraft on a […]

08/06/2014

An artist's impression of  the Philae lander. (AP Photo/ESA ATG medialab , Astrium E, Viktor)

European probe on course for a landing on a comet

BERLIN (AP) — It’s been likened to a parachutist trying to land on a mountaintop. Or a person attempting to leap from one speeding car to another. The European Space Agency is planning to land […]

12/10/2013

This undated artist rendering released by NASA shows the Deep Impact spacecraft.  (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA declares an end to Deep Impact comet mission

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA on Friday gave up on the Deep Impact spacecraft, which suddenly fell silent after nearly nine years of exploring comets. The space agency declared an end to Deep Impact, […]

09/20/2013

(Photo: Science At Nasa's YouTube channel)

Comet making closest approach ever of Earth

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A recently discovered comet is closer than it’s ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it. Click here to watch a video about Pan-STARRS.

03/05/2013

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