European space probe Rosetta awoke from a deep sleep earlier this week to gear up for an unprecedented mission — to rendezvous and land on a comet.

In this week's Science Smart video column, Johanna Wagstaffe explains why this was such a huge milestone for space exploration in what has already been a highly-choreographed mission.

What information they hope to find out once Rosetta makes its landing in a few month? Click on the video 'play' icon above to find out.

For more information on Rosetta, visit the website for the European Space Agency.

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