January 2014

Sleeping Rosetta spacecraft wakes up for historic comet rendezvous and landing

January 21st, 2014|Categories: News, Photography|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A European probe awoke from a deep sleep Monday to gear up for an unprecedented comet rendezvous and landing this year that will cap a 10-year voyage across the solar system. After two and a half years in hibernation, the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft emerged from its slumber while [...]