NASA's Mars rover Curiosity checks out the Midland Valley outcrop area.
While the rover body count has piled up on Mars, there's one wheeled machine that's still kicking. NASA's Curiosity rover is getting back to work after an unexpected mini-vacation caused by a unknown glitch two weeks ago.
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Mars fans first suspected something was up when mission updates went silent and no new raw images appeared on the rover site for a week. NASA announced last Friday that the rover experienced a "hiccup during boot-up" and went into a protective safe mode.
The news was worrying, but NASA successfully rebooted the rover many times and declared it to be in good working condition. A mission update issued on Thursday says the rover is now "back in action."