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Waking up Rosetta


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This space probe was launched in March 2004 by ESA and has been hibernating for the last two and a half years. They're waking it up today (a critical phase) in the quest to land on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.


Lets hope the alarm clock does it's work - all sounds dashed exciting - enjoy! :)




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Well that's made my day - I can calm down and operate normally now - been so excited going mental with the waiting all day lol. :lol:


Oh yeah, Me too but then I'm mental anyway (but don't quote me)   B)


Pass the tablets please.....



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Well that was all a bit of an anti climax - the signal it sent back to us to signify it had woken up was "hello world" !!!! lmao :lol:


For anyone who doesn't know - that's usually the first message a new programmer prints on the screen when learning to do elementary computer programming for the first time (usually kids in school in their first class). :)

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At least it didn't go from "I think, therefore I am" to deducing the existence of rice pudding and income tax before anyone could turn it off again...



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