NASA's team is engaged in a little hiccup in the Curiosity Rover operations as last week it entered safely. Now this problem is resolved and the queue is recharging, ready to resume its mission to explore Mars.
The problem arose last Friday during a boot sequence, which led to systems moving to safe mode to protect themselves. Luckily, a few days later, NASA's team managed to get the safe from the safe mode and resume normal operations, and since then, Rover has loaded more than 30 times without any additional problems, so the team is convinced that the problem is resolved.
Researchers still do not know exactly why the problem arose. "We are not yet sure what the cause is, and we collect the relevant analysis data," said Stephen Lee, deputy project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. ̵
Until they understand what the problem is, the team is attentive by limiting the commands they send to the queue. This will minimize the changes made to his memory so that the team can gather all the necessary data about the possible causes of the problem. Researchers will have to stop scientific activities while they solve the problem, but they hope it will not take long.
Once the cause of the problem has been addressed, curiosity will be able to resume its study in the Glen Torridon area. is currently based. There are plenty of clay minerals in the soil that researchers are interested in since they show that there has ever been water in the area. The team has chosen the near new Curiosity drilling site, only 65 meters (200 meters) from the current position of the riverside.
"The scientific team is ready to break our first test of this fascinating place," Ashwin Vasavadda, the scientist said in a statement. "We still do not understand how this area fits into the overall history of Mount Sharp, so our last images give us the opportunity to think."