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Rendezvous With a Comet
August 11, 2014
More than 10 years and 6 billion km have ticked by since Europe’s Rosetta mission launched atop an Ariane 5 rocket in 2004. On Aug. 6, Rosetta arrived at its destination—67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko—becoming the first spacecraft in history to rendezvous with a comet. Flying some 405 million km (250...
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