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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has resumed science investigations after recovery from a computer glitch that prompted the engineers to switch the rover to a redundant main computer on Feb. 28.
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum announced that the team responsible for the successful landing of NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover will receive its 2013 Trophy for Current Achievement on April 24 in Washington D.C.
Today, the JPL team announced Curiosity has transitioned from that precautionary status back to its active status following a series of troubleshooting efforts to put the rover back on track.
The ground team for NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has switched the rover to a redundant onboard computer in response to a memory issue on the computer that had been active.
NASA released during a teleconference today photos of its Curiosity rover's first-ever sample collected from inside a rock on Mars.
A day after NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled the first sample-collection hole into a rock on Mars, the rover's Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument shot laser pulses into the fresh rock powder that the drilling generated.
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