Nasa spacecraft survives closest ever encounter with comet after flying within 435 miles... and sends back incredible image to prove it | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Nasa spacecraft survives closest ever encounter with comet after flying within 435 miles... and sends back incredible image to prove it

These are the incredible pictures beamed back to Earth after a Nasa spacecraft flew within 435 miles of a distant comet.

Mission controllers burst into applause upon seeing images from the flyby that revealed the peanut-shaped comet Hartley 2 belching jets of poisonous gases some 13 million miles from Earth.

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