This unprecedented high-resolution view of the nucleus of a comet was taken by the OSIRIS narrow-angle camera of ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft on 3 August 2014. "After 10 years, five months and four days travelling towards our destination, looping around the Sun five times and clocking up 6.4-billion kilometres, we are delighted to announce finally ‘we are here’," declared Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA’s director-general. Indeed, launched on 2 March 2004, Rosetta finally reached its target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on 6 August, and remains in orbit around this icy body at a distance of less than 100 km. The comet nucleus is only about 4 km in size, and was found to have an unexpected double-lobed structure with many surface features. The next major mission objective – scheduled for 11 November – is to drop the Philae module to land on the surface and drill into the comet.