Monday, 20 January 2014

Wake Up, Rosetta!

The European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta comet-chasing probe has been asleep for three years, conserving its resources until it approached its destination. It is intended not only to follow the comet it is chasing, but also to land upon it.

There has been a contest for people to submit a 'wake up' message to accompany the signal that was due to wake up Rosetta earlier today. The winner would be decided by voting. This one featuring Miku English was one entry out of what seem to have been hundreds of entries, and it just seems so appropriate!.

In fact, I have only just discovered all of this in the past few minutes, so it's too late to vote for it anyway (UPDATE: The closing date for the voting has been extended until 28 January). We can simply enjoy the entry, and imagine what it would have been like to send this message out into space...

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