After 10 years of travel, ESA spacecraft Rosetta yesterday reached her target, becoming the first probe to ever orbit a comet.
Look at the incredible achievement in these snapshots and videos.
The official name of the celestial body is Comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, which is now being studied in detail.
RENDEZVOUS WITH ROSETTA: HELLO COMET – 7 AUGUST 2014
Now what? Now we start for real. Comets are fascinating objects, holding many secrets about the early stages and evolution of the Solar System, but also about the origin of key elements for life on our planet.
Get ready for true wonders and follow Rosetta’s progress at ESA blog.