Spacecraft has closest encounter ever with comet

(CNN) -- A spacecraft survived the closest encounter ever with a comet on Thursday, tracking it just 435 miles (700 kilometers) from the comet's nucleus.

Mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, broadcast live coverage of the event on NASA Television's Media Channel.

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michass83834d ago

we need to study that kind of space activity because 2012 is coming :D

doctorstrange3834d ago

Have shockingly rubbish defenses against comets/meteors. Even if its an 0.01% chance that we're at risk it is the whole of mankind afterall