Friday, March 29, 2013

Heading into the Black

Curiosity's on board computers seem to be working fine. A noted earlier computer A went into safe mode and they used the back up to keep things running. A is good to go now, the software glitch fixed, and B is working as well. The B computer is running the show right now.

However, the Red Planet is moving behind the sun shortly, so on April 4 Curiosity will go into the black, all communications will cease out of fear that the sun may interfere with a transmission and damage the computers. He'll be up there alone and in the black for the better part of a month.

In the meantime Curiosity it analyzing some particle dust taken from a dig.

Meanwhile Voyager continues her cross-universal trip; earth as seen from her on board camera.

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