The Mars rover Curiosity is back out of safe mode after a computer glitch, according to NASA. The rover is still using its backup computer, but it resumed using its high-gain antenna to communicate with Earth.
The rover experienced some memory problems last week and put itself into safe mode as a precaution. NASA is still analyzing the problem. Meanwhile, rover experiments will resume probably next week.
It's too bad it could get buried under tens of feet of Comet and Martian dust soon.
JPL labs has just updated the trajectory too and now it's coming at least twice as close as previously estimated--about 33,000 miles. Even worse is that other labs have combined their data with JPL and the minimum distance is ZERO.
I wonder if gizmowiz comment will get deleted too or other peoples as well?
Whadayasay we leave the conspiracy theories on planet Earth a while longer, Amun-Ra? Gizmowiz presents a valid scientific concern that can be verified.
You, Amun-Ra? Not so much.