NASA's busy curiosity rozer creates a new one
discovery on Mars. Since then, the rover has risen to the Sharp Mountain
2014 and has recently reached the clay region, which can offer new hints
The potential of the ancient Martian environment to support life.
Curiosity encountered the obstacle of the past few days when the hiccup
During the boot, it interrupted its planned activity and triggered a defensive action
safe mode. Rover was withdrawn from this regime on Tuesday, February 19, and is
otherwise it works normally, successfully uploading more than 30 times
without further questions.
During the weekend curiosity was sent and
Getting technical data, communicating with the team in order to help them decide
"We are still not sure about its exact cause and is
collecting relevant data for analysis, "said Stephen Lee, Curiosity
Deputy Project Manager at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
California. JPL manages the Curiosity mission. "Rover has survived a
one-time computer reset, but since then it works fine, that's good
"We are currently working to take a picture of him
Remember to better understand what might have happened. "
With great caution, Lee said, science
operations will remain delayed until the issue is better understood.
"In the short term, we limit teams
The car is to minimize the changes in its memory, "said Lee." We do not want to
destroy any evidence that could have caused the computer to be reset. How
As a result, we expect that scientific operations will be suspended for a short period
Curiosity is one of NASA's two spacecrafts that are actively exploring.
the surface of Mars. InSight, a stationary landing gear, has reached the planet in November.
26; The opportunity, which lasted more than 1
Interesting explores the region – named "Glen"
Torridon "- where the orbits can see clay minerals.
which are formed in water, are especially interesting to the scientific team rover.
Rover was designed specifically for the study of ancient environments that could
life support, and water plays a key role in determining this.
While engineers are turning to a computer restart,
the research team will continue to study the images and other data that were available
collected from Glen Torridon. Potential location of wells was visible only
656 feet (200 meters) from the hotel.
"The scientific group is trying to drum our first sample
from this exciting place, "said Aswin Vasavada of the JPL
scientist project. We do not yet understand how this area fits into
the general story of Mount Sharp, so our recent images give us enough thoughts
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