Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Curiosity on Mars Has Short Circuit

Hey Space Placers!

NASA's premier on Mars science lab/rover Curiosity is undergoing diagnostic tests following a transient short circuit on February 27, 2015.

This raw-color view from Curiosity's Mastcam shows the rover's drill just after finishing a drilling operation at "Telegraph Peak" on Feb. 24, 2015. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
As a result the rover will remain stationary while these tests are done to see what caused the event and what the fix may be. The rover is not in any immediate distress.

Curiosity has been on Mars for over a year and is in the Gale Crater making her way along the slopes of Mount Sharp.

I'll let you know further developments.

Sky Guy in Soon To Be Snow Covered (AGAIN) VA

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