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European Satellite to Make Historic Rendezvous with Comet

A space probe that has been racing across the solar system to catch up with a comet for a decade will finally reach its historic destination Wednesday. The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft will rendezvous with the Comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko after a final set of maneuvers that will place it in an orbit about 100 kilometers above the comet's surface. If successful, the $1.7 billion Rosetta will become the first spacecraft to rendezvous with a comet.  Once it...

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