This is the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft traveling alongside a comet near the orbit of Jupiter. The two bodies are traveling at around 40,000 miles/hour. The comet’s name is 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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In mid-November, the Rosetta will send a lander named Philae down to the surface of the comet. The two, Rosetta and the comet, will stay locked in orbit for the foreseeable future.

This is Philae

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This is the Rosetta

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And this is an amazing interactive model of the journey: http://sci.esa.int/where_is_rosetta/

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