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Likewise, the laser analyses were done at nine different focus settings to obtain one good set of data. In the meantime, the team went back to the drawing board. They figured out that if they discarded a lot of the old code on board their distant subject, they could make room for software that could command the instrument to take the nine images on its own and analyze them on-board to find the best focus.
Mars has passed through solar conjunction, and reliable communication with the spacecraft at Mars is possible again.
originally posted by: funbox
a reply to: Char-Lee
or the rover's taken a selfie of itself avoiding unknown animal scat , could be an interesting turn of luck.