Have you been wondering how Curiosity is able to send back all those beautiful images and video’s from Mars? Well, wonder no more!
This appeared on The Economist science and technology blog called “Babbage”
“NASA’S Curiosity has the fastest modem on Mars. Since its only competition is an oldish bit of kit aboard Opportunity, one of two rovers dispatched in 2003, that is not saying much, at least in terms of what internet users on Earth have learned to expect.Curiosity‘s ability to capture images and other data easily outstrips its capacity to beam it all back home. Nonetheless, it delivers vastly more information from the red planet than any previous mission did.”
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