Posted by tourdemars to Mars Science Laboratory at March 6, 2013 02:28 PMCuriosity hunkered down Wednesday after the sun unleashed a blast that raced toward Mars. While the hardy rover was designed to withstand punishing space weather, its handlers decided to power it down as a precaution since it suffered a recent computer problem. "We're being more careful," said project manager Richard Cook of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which runs the $2.5 billion mission. While Curiosity slept, the Opportunity rover and two NASA spacecraft circling overhead carried on with normal activities.
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