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Rosetta Probe Reaches Comet To Study Origins Of Life

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August 6, 2014
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It's been traveling through space for a decade, but when Rosetta reaches — and eventually lands on —a comet, it will be firsts for space exploration. Video provided by Newsy


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Scientists Jubilant as Rosetta Wakes Up in Space

Scientists Jubilant as Rosetta Wakes Up in Space

AFP (Jan. 21, 2014) — 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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Rosetta Spacecraft Makes Rendezvous With Comet: ESA

Rosetta Spacecraft Makes Rendezvous With Comet: ESA

AFP (Aug. 6, 2014) — The space probe Rosetta on Wednesday made a historic rendezvous with a comet, climaxing a 10-year, six billion-kilometre (3.7-billion-mile) chase through the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. Duration: 00:34 Video provided by AFP
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Comet Chasing Spacecraft Wakes Up After 2 Years

Comet Chasing Spacecraft Wakes Up After 2 Years

Newsy (Jan. 20, 2014) — After a tense wait, scientists got the signal that Rosetta had woken up after 31 months in hibernation. It's set to land on a comet by November.
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What's Up for February 2014

What's Up for February 2014

NASA (Feb. 3, 2014) — Music. Jane Houston Jones: What's Up for February. See all the planets, plus mission updates from comet and asteroid missions Dawn and Rosetta. Hello and welcome. I'm Jane Houston Jones at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. In the evening sky, Mercury and Jupiter are visible to the unaided eye, but you'll need binoculars or telescopes to spot Uranus and Neptune. Mars rises before midnight, joining Jupiter as they gracefully arc from east to west. Spot Mercury and Venus in the southeast sky before dawn, and Mars and Saturn higher in the morning sky. Video provided by NASA
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