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Rosetta Phones Home!

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Rosetta, a European Space Agency spacecraft, has successfully “phoned home” after a 957 day “hibernation” period which allowed it to sync paths with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P for short).  Rosetta aims observe 67P over an extended period of time rather than the quick fly-byes of its predecessors.  In this way the ESA in collaboration with NASA hopes to discover more about the life cycles of comets which melt as they approach the sun and grow, gathering ice and space dust as it launches back on its orbit into space.

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(artist’s concept of Rosetta from NASA website)

Read more via NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/news/rosetta20140117/index.html#.Ut4WvbROmM9

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.

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