Accidental Space Tourist - SocialSpaceWAPosted by cafuego on Saturday 20 February 2016.
Like many people, I love the beautiful images we receive from space telescopes and spacecraft that orbit other worlds in the solar system. Also like many other people, I expect, I never really stop to think how we get those images, just assuming they get sent to earth via some magic space internet.
However, there is no internet (magic or otherwise, yet) in space and getting the data to create these pretty images (and to do science) is rather involved.
Quite by accident I got a chance to learn a lot more about that process.