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Rover Amnesia Event Follows Latest Memory Reformatting

Opportunity rover on Mars

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has extended its robotic arm for studying a light-toned rock target called "Athens" in this March 25, 2015, image from the rover's front hazard avoidance camera.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The team operating NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity learned Thursday that the long-lived rover experienced a brief amnesia event related to its flash memory, the first since a reformatting of that nonvolatile type of memory a week earlier.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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