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The Rosetta spacecraft is tweeting in Irish!

Here’s what it said…

THE ROSETTA SPACECRAFT woke up today after being out of contact with the Earth for more than two years.

And one of the first actions of the craft – built to land on a distant comet – was to send this tweet:

The comet-chasing craft has since tweeted ‘Hello world’ in more than 20 languages – but Irish was among the first.

People have been responding in kind:

Commander Chris Hadfield got an award for tweeting as Gaeilge>

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Michael Freeman

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