European astronauts plan to take pics of a comet from the dawn of time

Christine Fisher
Contributing Writer
European astronauts plan to take pics of a comet from the dawn of time

The European Space Agency (ESA) hopes to photograph a yet-to-be-discovered comet as it approaches Earth's orbit for the first time. To do so, it's developing "Comet Interceptor," a composite made of three individual spacecraft, which will separate to snap photos of the comet from multiple perspectives. The photos will be used to create a 3D model, and ESA hopes to spot material from the dawn of the Solar System.