Rosetta comet chaser set to wake up Monday after 31 months in hibernation

The Rosetta spacecraft, which launched in 2004 and has been in sleep mode for nearly three years, will be turned on Monday morning.

Scientists put Rosetta into a planned hibernation 31 months ago in order to save enough power to complete its mission. That mission is to land on comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

In June, it will launch a probe to land on the comet and collect data and pictures from the icy surface.

It will be the first time any nation will attempt to land on a comet.

You can watch Rosetta's wake-up call live online at 3am Monday CST.

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