ASTEROID - The Salt Lake Tribune News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us (Webmaster) Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="">Comet joined by space probe after 10-year pursuit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FRANK JORDANS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T15:41:13.692-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 03:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Darmstadt, Germany • Turning what seemed like a science fiction tale into reality, an unmanned probe swung alongside a comet on Wednesday after a 4-billion mile (6.4-billion kilometer) chase through outer space over the course of a decade. Europe’s Rosetta probe will orbit and study the giant lump of dust and ice as it hurtles toward the sun and, if all goes according to plan, drop a lander onto the comet in the coming months. Rosetta turned up as planned for its rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582672862014-08-06T15:41:13.692-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T15:41:13.692-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:41:13 MDT