Wednesday August 06, 2014

Rosetta Becomes First Spacecraft To Orbit Comet

What's the big deal about orbiting a comet? Bruce Willis landed on one and had to drill to 800 feet when it was minus two hundred degrees in the shade.

After a 10-year chase taking it billions of miles across the solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft made history Wednesday as it became the first probe to rendezvous with a comet on its journey around the sun. "Thruster burn complete. Rosetta has arrived at comet 67P. We're in orbit!" announced the European Space Agency, which is leading the ambitious project, on Twitter.