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Scientists Jubilant as Rosetta Wakes Up in Space

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January 21, 2014
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The comet-chasing probe Rosetta has woken up and is operational after a 31-month hibernation. Scientists were jubilant at the mission control of the European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday evening, as the all-is-well signal came in.


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