Things are looking a little rosier for NASA on the red planet.
The Mars Curiosityin mid-September that prevented it from properly sending stored data back to Earth. This put an unexpected halt to the machine's science operations as NASA worked to sort out the problem and .
This memory anomaly is still under investigation, but Curiosity team member Sarah Lamm from Northern Arizona University said Friday that it'll resume limited science operations.
One interesting development is that the mission team is taking images with an engineering camera that hasn't been used since 2013.
NASA is also once again posting raw images from Curiosity's cameras, including a view from a front hazard-avoidance camera that shows the rocky landscape at Vera Rubin Ridge.
Curiosity's return to science is a welcome piece of good news for NASA, which is still trying to. Opportunity went into hibernation in June after a dust storm blotted out its solar panels and it hasn't been heard from since.