In the context of: Less than two weeks ago, NASA's Marshall Marshall Opportunity was declared "dead", leaving Curiosity the only functioning NASA roverser on the red planet. But the mysterious problem that has arisen this week, has forced NASA to suspend scientific activity at this time.
The Internet was mourning in early February, when NASA confirmed that their Opportunity, known as Oppy, no longer functioned, and the mission was announced after a surprisingly successful 14 years on Mars
. NASA's only remaining rover on Mars, for the hopes of a long study of our Red Neighbor. But this week, NASA had to suspend Curiosity's scientific work, trying to determine what caused the mysterious & # 39; hiccup & # 39; during download.
In a statement from the JPL, NASA confirmed that Curiosity had "encountered an obstacle" "It caused a protective safe mode." The problem was not long, because the JPL team was able to output the rover from the safe mode and since then has successfully restarted the rover more than 30 times. But given the fate of Opportunity, NASA is clearly cautious about its next steps with Curiosity.
Speaking of unsuccessful downloads, Stephen Lee, deputy director of the Curiosity project team, said: "We are not yet sure
Lee continued to affirm that they would suspend all scientific work until they could figure out what went wrong. He said: "In the short term, we limit the commands to the car to minimize changes in its memory. We do not want to destroy any evidence of what might have caused a computer reset. "
Although the team strives to continue to work on new discoveries ̵
Rover gathered data and traveled around Mars with a rapid pace of 0.09 mph (about 4 centimeters per second) for the last seven years. We hope that troubleshooting NASA will help you get seven more.