PASADENA, Calif. — NASA's aging Mars rover Spirit has rebooted its computer at least twice for unknown reasons.
More from TODAY.com
Renee Zellweger responds to face flap: 'I'm glad folks think I look different'
Renee Zellweger’s new look is all in the eyes, says an expert. But if the Bridget Jones star’s visage seems different, as ...
- Watch this paralyzed groom walk down the aisle at his wedding
- What 'Wonder Years' taught us about life: Kevin, Paul, Winnie reunite, remember
- 'No more': NFL, celebs team up for domestic violence PSAs
- Cobie Smulders expecting second child with husband Taran Killiam
- Renee Zellweger responds to face flap: 'I'm glad folks think I look different'
Rover project manager John Callas at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena said Monday that the rover is in a stable operations state called automode and can remain that way for some time while the problem is diagnosed.
The reboots occurred during the past weekend.
Callas says Spirit's batteries are charged, its solar arrays are producing energy and its temperatures are within allowable ranges.
The rover team is investigating whether the problem could be related to recent updates of the rover's onboard software.
Spirit and its twin, Opportunity, have been exploring the cold and dusty red planet since 2004
© 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.