This Is the Beep the Curiosity Rover Sends NASA Everyday So They Know She’s Okay
And it makes Bobak Ferdowsi really happy.
This picture from Bobak Ferdowsi’s Instagram account shows the waveform of the status beep that Curiosity sends back to Earth from the surface of Mars to let NASA and Ferdowsi know she’s doing fine.
It was posted almost two years ago, but Ferdowsi tweeted it today in response to blogger Jason Major quoting Ferdowsi saying the beep makes him happy, presumably as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of NASA and the JPL’s Deep Space Network going on today.
MT“@JPMajor: Every morn @MarsCuriosity sends a status beep to Earth. “…it just makes me really happy.” #DSN50” http://t.co/KZZI05CCDp
— Bobak Ferdowsi (@tweetsoutloud) April 1, 2014
You can follow a lot more updates about the Deep Space Network using the hashtag #DSN50 on Twitter.
(via Bobak Ferdowsi)
- Curiosity made this GIF of Phonos passing Deimos
- Ferdowsi did this PSA to encourages students to pursue engineering
- Curiosity took its first photo of Earth a few weeks ago
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