NASA pulls off 160 million mile data patch
You’d think people like NASA could easily pull off something like a 160 million mile long data patch somewhere off in Space troving Mars, alas, no. NASA revealed yesterday just how complicated it was to update the Curiosity Servers to the Mars rover currently roving the planet.
Whilst the rover itself doesn’t have large enough servers to hold all data possible, any updates NASA sends must literally communicate with the rover via a 160million mile long data ‘patch’ or in human talk ‘data cable’.
This almost seems impossible, but according to NASA reps it isn’t. The servers on the rover aren’t all that ‘complicated, its actually really easy to see such an update travel itself through space’ said NASA speaking to Daily News investigative reporter Tsuvarik.
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