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How fast is the Internet on Mars?

BANDWIDTH ON MARS Have you ever wondered why there isn't "life" on Mars? Duh, it's because the Internet is too slow! The Mars rover Curiosity can only download and upload data at 256 kilobits per second. Here's a look at how long your everyday Internet activities would take on Mars. INSTAGRAM BRENDAN LALLYFLICKR YOUTUBE DAVID-O/FLICKR 1m 55s The amount of time it would take to load a 3m 35s The amount of time it 1h 13m 26s 13h 37m 42s The amount of time it would The amount of time it take to download a video of Rebecca Black's "Friday." would take to download would take to download an photo from Instagram. "Call Me Maybe." episode of "Breaking Bad." MORE BITS FROM MARS: • The rover Curiosity traveled 350,000,000 miles and more than 8 months to Mars and landed within 1.5 miles from its target. • Curiosity has 17 cameras and can shoot high-definition video at 720p. • It takes 14 minutes for signals to travel between Earth and Mars. • You can follow Curiosity on Twitter at @MarsCuriosity. Source: NASA FEDTECH @FedTechMagazine

How fast is the Internet on Mars?

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Now that NASA’s rover Curiosity has landed on Mars and started collecting data, we are being treated to amazing images from the surface of the Red Planet. Transferring data back and forth between E...


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