Despite Small Glitch, The Comet-Chasing Craft Rosetta Has Awoken After Years Of Sleep

Despite Small Glitch, The Comet-Chasing Craft Rosetta Has Awoken After Years Of Sleep

It was brought to life to chase comets but has been asleep for 31 months, drifting beyond the orbit of Jupiter. 20), the European spacecraftRosetta successfully turned itself on. The craft had been powered down to save energy, but is now closer to the sun and the comet that it was designed to approach and land on later this year, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.