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Mars rover Opportunity suffering from memory loss

  • Mars rover Opportunity is experiencing serious memory loss. For the past ten years Opportunity has been exploring the surface of Mars. According to media reports, a major problem that is affecting the vehicle is that it keeps resetting unexpectedly. According to the Opportunity team, the problem is due to an age related fault. This has seriously affected the flash memory, which is being used by the machine.

    However, the team has found a way whereby the software can be hacked. With this the machine will ignore the defective part of its flash memory. In the past ten years Opportunity has covered around 26 miles of Mars surface.