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Comet-chasing probe Rosetta wakes up

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The comet-chasing probe Rosetta has woken up and is operational after a 31-month hibernation, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Monday.

"Hello, world!" ESA said on Twitter, mimicking the signal sent back from deep space by the billion-dollar probe.

A webcast showed jubilant scientists at mission control in Darmstadt, Germany as the all-is-well signal came in.

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