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NASA gets last Pluto data


I'm confused

... and amassed over 50GB of data about the mini-planet. Getting it back to Earth was the tricky part – the massive distances involved mean that the data flow was limited to one kilobit per second

So, that's 1KiB every 8 seconds?

... 7K a minute?

... 420K an hour?

... 10080K a day? (So 9MiB a day)

50GiB == 51200MiB

51200/9 = 5688.8 days == 15.5 years?

So, are the numbers wrong? My maths? Or do they just pick and choose what to retrieve?? (Even if it's 1KiB/Sec that's still nearly 2 years, has it really been that long since it got there???)

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