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Rosetta spacecraft makes rendezvous with comet: ESA

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August 6, 2014
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The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. Duration: 00:34 Video provided by AFP


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