European Space Agency's Rosetta probe becomes first spacecraft to orbit a comet


Incredible. Just incredible.

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One might consider spiral-mining it.

Is it actually orbiting the comet? The ESA says not for a few weeks yet:

Over the next six weeks, it will describe two triangular-shaped trajectories in front of the comet, first at a distance of 100 km and then at 50 km. […] Eventually, Rosetta will attempt a close, near-circular orbit at 30 km…

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