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Curiosity Is Awake Again And On The Path To Recovery

 Curiosity on Mars This artist's concept depicts the Curiosity rover using its Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument to investigate the composition of a rock surface. ChemCam fires laser pulses at a target and views the resulting spark with a telescope and spectrometers to identify chemical elements. The laser is actually in an invisible infrared wavelength, but is shown here as visible red light for purposes of illustration. NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Mars rover Curiosity is back out of safe mode after a computer glitch, according to NASA. The rover is still using its backup computer, but it resumed using its high-gain antenna to communicate with Earth.

The rover experienced some memory problems last week and put itself into safe mode as a precaution. NASA is still analyzing the problem. Meanwhile, rover experiments will resume probably next week.