Just saw this on the news and figured it would interest somebody as much as it did me. Watch the video's. Makes a nice change from all the doom n gloom.
Imagine sending a spacecraft more than 6 billion kilometres with the goal of landing it on a comet just five kilometres wide.
That's the task facing a team undertaking the most complex space mission since the Moon landings, and Australians are playing a central role.
Launched by the European Space Agency, Rosetta has become the first spacecraft to catch up with a comet, a landmark stage in a decade-long space mission that scientists hope will help unlock some of the secrets of the solar system.
Edited by NickAu1, 07 August 2014 - 04:03 AM.