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Rosetta spacecraft

This artist's concept represents ESA's Rosetta spacecraft passing by an asteroid. On July 10, the Rosetta spacecraft will pass asteroid Lutetia at a minimum distance of 3,160 kilometers (1,950 miles) and a velocity of 15 kilometers (9 miles) per second. Rosetta will be the first spacecraft to visit an M-class (metal) asteroid. Image Credit: ESA

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