First spacecraft to land on comet reveals clues about Earth’s origins

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The Rosetta Spacecraft is set to complete its mission to catch a comet on November 12. It launched ten years ago to investigate the origins of the solar system and life on Earth. And it is one of the European Space Agency’s most complex and expensive operations.

Astronomers promise it will be the most exciting discovery since landing on Saturn’s largest moon in 2005 and if successful, it will be the first time any space probe has rendezvoused with a comet.

Pictures from the Rosetta Spacecraft

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