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re: Curiosity rover gets 'brain transplant'
Judge   4/26/2013 7:04:00 PM
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Young electronics people who see this should look up the power and versatility when working with Field Programmable Gate Arrays or FPGA. a joe in Texas

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re: Curiosity rover gets 'brain transplant'
Jackever   8/15/2012 4:15:08 PM
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oops answered below.

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Jackever   8/15/2012 4:14:20 PM
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I thought prev rovers had updates too?

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george.leopold   8/14/2012 5:33:50 PM
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According to Ashwin Vasavada, JPL's Mars Science Laboratory deputy project scientist, the slight haze seen in panorama shots from Curiosity is atmospheric dust usually present during the Martian summer.

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george.leopold   8/14/2012 2:34:24 PM
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You're right, NASA has done this with other rovers and emphasized that this software update was planned a long time ago. Curiosity will be the most autonomous rover ever landed on Mars, and that requires plenty of reprogramming. BTW, NASA said it expects the first drive on Gale Crater to occur as early as next week.

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re: Curiosity rover gets 'brain transplant'
prabhakar_deosthali   8/14/2012 10:08:36 AM
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Uploading of software from earth is not a new thing for NASA. As per my knowledge they did it back in seventies when the on board computers had very limited memory ( just a few kilobytes then)

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Sanjib.A   8/14/2012 1:32:19 AM
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It won't crash as Curiosity has redundant computers. Even if the update fails, it will have its recovery mechanism. But really I can't imagining upgrading a firmware from Earth to Mars! Truely amazing! The picture is nice. What time of the day on Mars this was taken? Looks dawn to me :)

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re: Curiosity rover gets 'brain transplant'
george.leopold   8/13/2012 7:27:36 PM
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"I wonder why the Martian sky always look so dusty." Frequent and sometimes heavy dust storms.

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pixies   8/13/2012 7:23:12 PM
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I hope it does not crash the rover after the update. The MARS atmosphere is only 1/100th as thick as the Earth's, I wonder why the Martian sky always look so dusty.



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