Europe’s Rosetta comet probe remains in a deep sleep as it winds through the coldest part of its trajectory through the Solar System to a year-long encounter with Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but ground crews are getting ready for its awakening next January, as it begins to move back toward the Sun. Controllers at the European Space Operations Center in Darmstadt, Germany, are eagerly awaiting Rosetta’s awakening at 5 a.m. EST Jan. 20, 2014, after hibernating since July 2011. Rosetta ...
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