Waking up a spacecraft is no simple task. For recent the awakening of comet-chaser Rosetta, the European Space Agency recruited an entire contest of wake-up videos.
The entries ranged from an anime robotica dance video by Canadian Gerald Darroles:
to a black-and-white hand-sketched stop-action animation by Bruno Correia Da Costa of Portugal:
and a lot of anthropomorphic spacecraft, custom songs, collective shouts, multi-lingual good mornings, and countless science teachers rudely awakening their sleeping students:
Each of the Top Ten videos were transmitted via the European Space Agency's 35-meter-diameter deep-space tracking dishes in the past few weeks, making sure that Rosetta and little lander Philae didn't oversleep.
Image credit: ESA. Want the same idea but slightly different? Download the full wallpaper collection here. After bracing for an eternal sleep, the Chinese lunar rover Jade Rabbit also recently awoke from hibernation.