Rosetta Space Probe Catches up with Comet

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
A comet-chasing space probe has reached its destination after a more than 10-year journey.

A comet-chasing spacecraft travelling in space for 10 years is set to wake up in late January after 957 days of deep-space hibernation. (Courtesy: AP)

A comet-chasing space probe has reached its destination after a more than 10-year journey.

The European Space Agency's space probe Rosetta has completed a rendezvous with a comet called 67P.

The goal of the mission is to orbit the comet from a distance of about 60 miles and observe the giant ball of dust and ice as it hurtles toward the sun.

Scientists are hoping to learn more about the origins of comets, stars and planets.


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