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How Does a Spacecraft Take a Picture?



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How Does a Spacecraft Take a Picture?

How Does a Spacecraft Take a Picture?
April 18, 2013
 

Filters, pixels and math star in this narrated cartoon. It shows how a spacecraft records a color image as data and transmits it to Earth, and how the image is reconstructed from the data. Guest starring is the Cassini mission at Saturn as a real-life example of the process.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech




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