Today is the day that Rosetta wakes up. After 31 months in hibernation, the wake up signal was initiated at 10:00 GMT this morning. However, we won’t know for sure if the spacecraft will have woken up until after 17:30 GMT this afternoon. Once awake, the next phase is to image and analyse the comet, and after that, to actually land on it… no easy feat.
Above is a video summary of what Rosetta is up to. You can also watch a livestream (with more video information about the mission) over at the European Space Agency (ESA), and read a live blog over at the Guardian. The BBC has a great summary as well of the mission of Rosetta. There is also a Flickr album of photos of the Rosetta mission.
All together now: Wake up, Rosetta! Onwards!