The Windows 98-powered Mars Probe gets software updates after two decades


Patch management for the latest versions of Windows may be of concern to most of us located here on Earth, but in the meantime, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express spacecraft has received its first update to its Windows 98-based system in 19 years.

The mission was launched first Signs of liquid water discovered on MarsWith a suspected 20x30km lake of brackish water buried under 1.5 km of ice in the South Pole region of the Red Planet.

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