Do you know this feeling when a technology simply does not work the way it should, but can not you find the reason? Whether it's a TV remote control or your smartphone, it's extremely disappointing. Now imagine the same feeling, multiplied by 33 million miles, and you will have a vague idea of what NASA's team is feeling right now. T "hiccup" at the end of last week. The robot entered the "safe mode" by default, which made when something went wrong. Engineers have reset the Rover after collecting some diagnostic information and are back and working, but the cause of the bug remains a mystery. wrong and causes an error. NASA seems encouraged by the swift rotation of the foot robot, but it is still important to understand what has gone wrong.
"We are not yet sure about the exact cause and we collect the relevant analysis data. "Said Stephen Lee of JPL in a statement. ̵
In the future, JPL slows down with Curiosity to limit any changes it makes to read in the memory of the car. He wants to make sure he does not randomly overwrite any information that can give a clue to the cause for a bug.
The mysterious interruption comes just days after NASA officially announced the end of the Opportunity Mars mission. The opportunity was closed by a dust storm last year and never recovered, leaving the curiosity as the only NASA-rover on the planet.