Ever Wish You Had a Backup Brain? The Mars Rover Has One

By | November 15th, 2018

A recent glitch in its main computer required the Curiosity Rover team at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to switch to another computer in the rover while they worked to resolve the problems with its main computer. As @MarsCuriosity tweeted from the surface of the red planet, “Redundant systems: don’t leave Earth without them.”