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Comet-chasing probe set to wake up

Scientists hope "Rosetta" wakes up from years of hibernation to perform its mission of chasing and landing on a comet.

Last updated: 20 Jan 2014 16:29
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A European spacecraft has begun one of the most technologically advanced missions ever attempted.

The Rosetta probe was launched a decade ago on a long quest to chase down and land on a comet.

As it wakes from almost three years in hibernation, it is hoped its systems are still intact. 

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports. 
  

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