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Nasa Reformats Memory of Longest-Running Mars Rover

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Marathon Valley, Mars

This view from NASA's Opportunity Mars rover shows part of "Marathon Valley," a destination on the western rim of Endeavour Crater, as seen from an overlook north of the valley.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

After avoiding use of the rover's flash memory for three months, the team operating NASA's 11-year-old Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has reformatted the vehicle's flash memory banks and resumed storing some data overnight for transmitting later.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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