By Chuck George - email
TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The European Space Agency (ESA) has a mission to land on a comet for the first time in human history. And, the mission is resulting in stunning photos like this one.
The mission involves a craft, called the Rosetta, which is nearing earth as it readies for a "swing-by". The swing-by will involve getting close enough to earth to use the gravitational pull of our planet to slingshot the Rosetta farther into space. The closest approach will happen early Friday morning, at 12:45AM MST.
The photo from the ESA and Rosetta shows an illuminated crescent earth.
To follow Rosetta, visit this site.
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