The Philae probe that landed on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko in November has finally woken up from hibernation.
"Philae is doing very well: It has an operating temperature of -35ºC and has 24 Watts available," said Philae project manager Dr. Stephan Ulamec in a statement. "The lander is ready for operations."
The Philae is currently running on around 24 watts of power, which is enough to allow it to follow the comet as it hurtles towards the sun, examining the composition of the fragments emitted. By doing so, it is hoped that Rosetta will give us a better understanding of what the universe was like billions of years ago.