How does NASA sends photos from outer space to Earth and how long do photos from Jupiter take to reach Earth?
The simple answer is, over a radio transmission containing the picture information and between 35 and 52 minutes depending on how far away we are from Jupiter at the time. NASA has employed many different techniques to send pictures back from spacecraft over their history. Some early lunar photos were actually taken with a film camera and robotically developed in the spacecraft while it orbited the moon. The photos where then moved in front of a special TV camera and sent back to earth over a radio transmission, much like how Television signals get to your TV. Eventually tube based cameras wee used to capture reasonably higher resolution photos almost like one still frame from a video camera. Most of the wonderful images from older missions to planets like Jupiter are actually many small photos assembled into one "high-resolution" mosaic. As digital cameras have improved over time they are now used in spacecraft to capture digital pictures and send the data back to earth as a computer file. The photos are taken and stored inside the spacecraft, on a digital tape as late as the 1990s and now on solid state storage, and sent back to earth over the data uplink. This is essentially a radio transmission that is sending computer information instead of a voice transmission or a TV picture, much like a compute modem connects over a telephone line. If you were to listen to it, it would sound like the white noise or the screeching, hissing noise computer modems make when dialing into to their internet provider. The uplinks are getting faster as technology increase and while you could say it's similar in ways to wireless data services like WiFi laptops or 3G cell phones, the connection speeds are still much slower. How long does the transmission take to reach earth? This depends on where Earth is in it's orbit and where Jupiter is in it's orbit. At times we are as close as 390,000,000 miles from Jupiter and at times we are as far away as 570,000,000 miles. This means transmissions from Jupiter take between 35 and 52 minutes to reach earth.
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\nPhotos are taken digitally on-board Hubble, stored on an internal computer and then downloaded to earth based computers over a wireless data link. Slower but similar in som…e ways to WiFi data used by laptops, or data transmissions used by digital cell phones.
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I can't tell if you want to know "How long does it take to get data from Earth to Jupiter?" or "How long does it take a spacecraft to go from Earth to Jupiter?". (They hav…e very different answers).
The space shuttle takes 8 minutes to reach orbit.
It takes a space probe an average of 5 years to reach Jupiter- the latest one, Juno, was launched on 5th August 2011 and will not reach the Jovian system until 2016. (Even l…ight takes 3 hours to reach us from Jupiter!!) However, this is by unpowered flight- as soon as the probes are thrust into space and released from their launch vehicles, they are left to carry on under their own impetus (there being no gravity or atmosphere in space, there is nothing to slow them down, so they just carry on flying at the same speed as they were travelling at when launched). In the future, it may be that new methods of powered space-flight will enable the travel-time to Jupiter to be greatly reduced. Obviously, this cannot be done now, nor will it be possible for some time- no rocket could carry enough fuel to accelerate it all the way to Jupiter and back again. But it's possible that decades hence, new forms of engine will be developed- one idea is to use atomic engines in spacecraft, that propel the vessels along via a continuous stream of carefully controlled and directed nuclear explosions. This would certainly speed up space travel a great deal- the problem would be slowing down once you reached your destination! The ship would have been being blasted along at such force that you'd need retro-atomic motors to brake, otherwise you'd just have to slingshot round the planet and come straight home again without even having had a proper look at it! Ion-drive motors are theoretically possible, but have yet to be developed and tried out, which may not happen for a Century or more. Other types of drive system, such as Photon Drive, remain science-fiction for the time being.
35 to 52 minutes
from where. This question really depends on how far and how fast something is moving towards the earth for you to determin how long it will take. Gravity's speed is 10meters/…s^2 depending on the object it would either burn up in the atmosphere or atleast have it's speed hindered by that. Google it first please :D
From my knoledge only a few seconds - minutes because of the high velocity heading down on earth
150 million kilometers divided by the speed of light (300,000 kilometers per second) is about 8 minutes and 20 seconds.
At a rate of 17,500 mph, the speed required for a space craft to remain in orbit, it would take 12.74 seconds to travel the 62.1 mile distance from sea level to the closest ed…ge of outer space.
That depends on how far apart Jupiter and earth are at the time. When both are on the same side of the sun, the closest the two planets can be from each other is about 39…1 million miles. When on opposite sides of the sun, the farthest apart is about 577 million miles. The corresponding transit-times at light speed are between 35 minutes and 51.6 minutes .
The HST sends 120 gigabytes of science data every week. This includes photos. Such data downloads are made every day.
Jupiter and Earth are not always the same distance apart. At their closest, it would take about 1.96 seconds. At their furthest, about 3.22 seconds.
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Earth is not a perfect sphere; it is slightly wider across theequator than it is from pole to pole, but that difference is lessthan a percent of Earth's average diameter, too …small for the humaneye to notice.