WASHINGTON — On Valentine’s Day, at 7:41 a.m. EST, the European Space Agency (ESA) successfully maneuvered its Rosetta spacecraft to a six kilometer close flyby of the periodic Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The spacecraft passed over the larger lobe…
After 957 days of hibernation, the Rosetta spacecraft woke up, aligned itself with the sun and called home.
The European Space Agency, NASA and countless people who
follow space missions are holding their collective breath for the biggest wake-up
call in the solar system.