A Potential New Meteor  Comet Has Experts Excited 

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The MAVEN orbiter's

 main antenna is pointed toward Earth as it recovers, limiting science operations.

Navigation system glitch

  has hobbled the spacecraft's ability to conduct science and study the Red Planet's atmosphere.

The MAVEN spacecraft went 

into a protective "safe mode" on Feb. 22 when its vital inertial measurement units began exhibiting anomalous behavior

While in safe mode,

 a spacecraft shuts down all science and awaits instructions from its flight controllers on how to recover.

NASA managed to revive

 MAVEN from safe mode, but in a limited capacity. The orbiter is in a stable orbit with its primary antenna pointed at Earth

All MAVEN's science instruments

 are currently online, but not all of them have been able to take data while the high gain antenna is restricted to pointing toward Earth

A Potential New Meteor  Comet Has Experts Excited 

Shower from Shattered