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Rosetta, which was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2004, is due t

Spacecraft Rosetta roused from slumber on comet-chasing quest

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta woke from nearly three years of hibernation on Monday to complete a decade-long deep space mission that scientists hope will help unlock some of the secrets of the solar system.

Rosetta, which was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2004, is due to rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and land a probe on it this year in an unprecedented maneuver.

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