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Closest Ever View Of A Comet ~ NASA Spacecraft Flies 112 Miles From Tempel 1

This photo released by NASA/JPL shows an image from NASA's Stardust mission of comet Tempel 1 taken on February 14

Nasa today used one of its craft to revisit a comet at close range for the first time in the history of space exploration.

The vessel Stardust flew within 112 miles of the Tempel 1 comet as it hurtled past at 24,000 miles an hour at 4.37am this morning.

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