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After a reset, curiosity is normal

NASA's curiosity rover is busy making newdiscoveries on Mars. Rover has climbed Mount Sharp since2014 and recently reached a clay region that can offer new clues aboutthe ancient martian environment's potential to support life. Curiosity encountered an obstacle no later than Friday when a hiccupduring start-up, their planned activities interrupted and triggered a protectivesafe mode. The rover was taken out of this situation on Tuesday 19 February and isotherwise it works normally, after having successfully started up over 30 timeswithout further problems. During the weekend, curiosity andreceive technical data, communicate with the team to help them findcause of the problem. "We are still not sure of its exact cause and isgather relevant data for analysis, says Steven Lee, curiosityAssistant Project Manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,California. JPL leads curiosity. "The rover experienced aone-start computer reset but has worked normally since then, which is goodcharacters ", he added." We are currently working on taking a picture of itmemory to better understand what may have happened. " Of an abundance of caution, Lee said, sciencethe operations will remain in wait until the problem is better understood. "In the short term, we limit commands tovehicles to minimize changes in their memory, Lee says. "We don't want itto destroy any evidence of what may have caused the computer's recovery. As aThe result, we expect the science business to be interrupted for a short period of timetime. " Curiosity is one of two NASA spacecraft actively studyingthe marshy surface. InSight, a stationary lander,…

NASA’s curiosity rover is busy making new
discoveries
on Mars. Rover has climbed Mount Sharp since
2014 and recently reached a clay region that can offer new clues about
the ancient martian environment’s potential to support life.

Curiosity encountered an obstacle no later than Friday when a hiccup
during start-up, their planned activities interrupted and triggered a protective
safe mode. The rover was taken out of this situation on Tuesday 19 February and is
otherwise it works normally, after having successfully started up over 30 times
without further problems.

During the weekend, curiosity and
receive technical data, communicate with the team to help them find
cause of the problem.

“We are still not sure of its exact cause and is
gather relevant data for analysis, says Steven Lee, curiosity
Assistant Project Manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
California. JPL leads curiosity. “The rover experienced a
one-start computer reset but has worked normally since then, which is good
characters “, he added.” We are currently working on taking a picture of it
memory to better understand what may have happened. “

Of an abundance of caution, Lee said, science
the operations will remain in wait until the problem is better understood.

“In the short term, we limit commands to
vehicles to minimize changes in their memory, Lee says. “We don’t want it
to destroy any evidence of what may have caused the computer’s recovery. As a
The result, we expect the science business to be interrupted for a short period of time
time. “

Curiosity is one of two NASA spacecraft actively studying
the marshy surface. InSight, a stationary lander, reached the planet in November.
26; Opportunity, which ran for more than 1

4 years, has completed its mission.

Curiosity has explored a region – dubbed “Glen
Torridon “- where clay minerals can be seen from the runway. Clay minerals,
forming in water, are particularly interesting for the rover’s science team.
The rover was designed specifically to study old environments as a customer
has helped life and water play a key role in determining it.

While engineers take up the computer’s recovery,
The science team continues to study images and other data that has been
collected from Glen Torridon. A potential drilling site has just been called
656 feet (200 meters) away.

“The science team is keen to drill our first test
from this fascinating location, says JPL’s Ashwin Vasavada, Curiosity
project scientist. “We do not yet understand how this area fits into
overall history of Mount Sharp, so our latest photos give us a lot to think about
if. “

For more information on
Curiosity, visit:

https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/

News Media Contact

Andrew Good
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.
818-393-2433
[email protected]

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