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11 Jul 2010 04:39 GMT
The European spacecraft Rosetta has performed a fly-by of a massive asteroid hurtling through the solar system. [ESA]
Rosetta took a series of photos as the giant rock, which measures 134km in diameter, approached it, passing within 3,200km of the spacecraft. [ESA]
Scientists are now analysing the photographs in an effort to understand more about asteroids. The information they gather could one day help the Earth defend itself from possible destruction. [ESA]
Lutetia orbits in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, about half a million kilometres from Earth. [ESA]
The giant rock is scarred with craters from collisions with smaller asteroids. [ESA]
In this image, Lutetia is seen with the ringed planet Saturn in the background. Rosetta will continue on its mission to meet up with a distant comet in 2014. [ESA]
Residents of Kunduz province concerned after black-masked fighters take control of their villages.
War & Conflict, Afghanistan, Taliban
One of the world's oldest spiritual belief systems has attracted new followers since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Religion, History, Russia
Rainfall has dropped by 30 percent since 1998 in the West African country, leaving nearly 2 million in need of food aid.
War & Conflict, Poverty & Development, Africa
Former SNP leader is pressing his case for a sovereign Scotland in the beating heart of Britain - London Westminster.
Politics, Europe, United Kingdom
Kite-balloons and spectrometers - how community activists use DIY technology to investigate environmental polluters.
Environment, Science & Technology, US & Canada
The story of a young Chinese woman who sells her time online to earn money by helping strangers with their errands.
Business & Economy, Human Rights, China
Fault Lines investigates how the US helped create the world's newest nation, and then watched it spiral into civil war.
War & Conflict, Politics, South Sudan
An examination of the deep wound that remains at the heart of Turkish-Armenian relations.
War & Conflict, Politics, US & Canada