European Space Agency aiming for historic comet landing
Space engineers are making final preparations for the historic landing of an small probe on a comet more than 300 million miles (510 million km) from Earth.
The European Space Agency's Rosetta satellite will drop the probe on to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from an altitude of 20km.
It is hoped analysis of the comet will unlock clues about the origins of the solar system and life itself.
Pallab Ghosh reports.
12 Nov 2014
- From the section Science & Environment