Saturday, March 23, 2013

Curiosity is Back Online!

Hip hip hooray! 

Curiosity has been offline for several weeks, after a software glitch (and possibly a memory failure; reports vary).  The photo at right was returned amongst the first new batch since the glitch first occurred.  It's very nice to see that!  In just over a week, Curiosity (and all of Mars) will be on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth, so for a few weeks after that it will be “radio silence” for all the robotic explorers orbiting and sitting on the surface of Mars.  Let's hope they all wake back up successfully when Mars is out of occlusion!

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