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Rosetta Probe Makes Historic Comet Rendezvous Wednesday Morning: Watch Live

Rosetta is expected to meet up with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 GMT) Wednesday, with a crucial 6.5-minute-long engine burn propelling the spacecraft into the comet's orbit. You can watch a live webcast of all the action here at beginning at 4 a.m. EDT (0800 GMT), courtesy of the European Space Agency (ESA).

Once Rosetta is in the gravitational grip of the comet, the spacecraft will execute a series of triangular loops around the comet. Each loop will be about 62 miles (100 kilometers) long and take a few days to complete, mission officials said.  [Photos: Europe's Rosetta Comet Mission in Pictures]