|The Morning After: NASA beamed a cat video from deep space to Earth
|Posted by: Engadget on Dec 26th, 2023 12:15 PM
A video of Taters the cat beamed across 19 million miles of space because NASA had to try it. It was a successful demonstration of new laser communication technology, through which NASA beamed an ultra-high-definition video across deep space, from the Psyche spacecraft back to Earth. The signal from the video, sent on December 11, made it to Earth in 101 seconds.
That data speed — through space — is faster than most broadband connections on Earth.
— Mat Smith
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