Curiosity Rover Faces Technical Issues

March 7, 2015 1:54 PM

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According to a NASA report, Curiosity, the Mars rover, is facing some technical issues that may impede its drilling abilities. Evidence of the problem first surfaced on February 27, when a power surge was absorbed by the rover’s sensors, causing a series of short circuits in its robotic arm.

Following the event, Curiosity automatically stopping functioning, waiting to receive further commands from scientists on Earth. At the time, the rover was in the middle of shaking a sample of rock powder, intended to be delivered to an onboard chemical laboratory.

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