Spirit Rover May Have Crashed from an “Out of Memory Error”

BBC reports that big log files might be the problem with the Mars rover.

Nasa scientists say hundreds of computer files that have accumulated on the Mars rover Spirit may be the cause of problems that have crippled it.

These “cruise files” will now be deleted from the second Mars rover Opportunity before it rolls on to Mars to begin its science mission.

Could zipping the log files have prevented this problem? Could it be this simple?

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