Comet-chasing probe wakes up, calls home

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Comet-chasing probe wakes up, calls home
Posted by Poppa Chris on Monday, January 20, 2014 4:29 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/20/world/europe/rosetta-comet-probe/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

 After 10 years in flight the main event finally begins!

---Poppa Chris---

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Posted by StarFarmer on Monday, January 20, 2014 10:24 PM

This is great news!

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Posted by leo731 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 1:09 PM

I had forgotten about this one!  Thanks for the reminder Chris.  I did think it was funny that CNN had to describe Rosetta as an unmanned probe though. Laugh

Go ESA!

L

A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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