It's been a busy few weeks for space news. First a landing on a comet; then, a successful test flight of Orion, and now a tiny NASA spacecraft zooming toward Pluto was successfully awakened over the weekend.
This Thanksgiving, make sure to be thankful for the fact that you can continue to eat, well after you've unzipped your pants and stretched your waist size to a number that some may confuse with an area code.
A few weeks ago, the robotic Rosetta spacecraft of the European Space Agency went into orbit around a comet. Its orbit takes it within 16 kilometers of the comet's surface, which is when this photo was snapped from an on-board camera.