TODAY   |  January 21, 2014

‘Hello World’: Space probe’s first message to Earth

After two and a half years in electronic hibernation, the Rosetta space probe is making contact with Earth, sending a message via Twitter on Monday that traveled 500 million miles. NASA is taking part in the historic European mission to study a comet up close.

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>>> electronic hibernation, the rosetta space probe is sending signals back to earth. nasa is taking part in the historic european mission to study a comet close up. eventually releasing a smaller probe to land on the surface. rosetta's first message sent via twitter had to travel 500 million miles. it said, hello world .