Memory problems on Mars rover Opportunity


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After more than ten years of operation, the Mars rover Opportunity has been suffering increasing flash memory problems with its computer.

Engineers have pinpointed the issue to one of the rover’s seven memory banks, and hope to upload software that will force Opportunity to stop using that particular bank. If so, the rover shall live on.

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