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More Spirit shenanigans


Following our news last week that Spirit, one of the rovers roving on Mars, had rebooted itself twice, it seems the little robot is still at it.

Only this time, Spirit is also suffering from amnesia, according to NASA, losing flash memory – the capability to store data even when switched off. And still rebooting itself. It isn’t clear whether the two events are related.

NASA optimism is still shining through, though. From the press release: “"We are proceeding cautiously, but we are encouraged by knowing that Spirit is stable in terms of power and thermal conditions and has been responding to all communication sessions for more than a week now," said JPL’s Sharon Laubach, chief of the rover sequencing team, which develops and checks each day’s set of commands.”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated…

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech


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