NASA Finds Likely Source of Mars Rover Curiosity's Short Circuit

March 7, 2015 1:54 PM

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NASA Finds Likely Source of Mars Rover Curiosity's Short Circuit

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover held its arm in the same position for several days after a transient short circuit triggered onboard fault-protection programming to halt arm activities on Feb. 27, 2015.

The short circuit that has stalled some of the science work by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity apparently originated in the robot's rock-boring drill, mission team members say.

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