Curiosity takes self-portrait from its extended mast (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Curiosity will spend three weeks doing system checks (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Image of Curiosity's top showing pebbles thrown up by landing. (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
Gale Crater's rim as sen from Curiosity (Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS)
NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is changing its mind – or rather, NASA is changing Curiosity’s mind for it. The 4X4-sized robot explorer is spending its first weekend on the Red Planet installing a major software update that NASA calls a “brain transplant.” This new software replaces that which Curiosity ran while in transit from Earth and will prepare the rover for exploring the Martian surface.
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