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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

if it takes 7 months for NASA to reach Mars, why does it only take a few moments to get pictures and sounds from Mars.?

25 Answers

  • zipper
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The craft has a set speed of 2,400 miles an hour were sound and light travel much faster: there for they reach the old earth in minutes not months!

  • 2 months ago

     electronic   and    video sigs travel at lightspeed.= 300k Km/sec


  • 2 months ago

    Radio and TV travel at the speed of light--186,283 miles/second.  Rockets are a whole lot slower, and don't take a straight line route, having to follow an orbit between Earth & Mars.

  • 2 months ago

    It takes a minimum of about three minutes, often much longer, and it's because spacecraft don't travel near the speed of light yet.

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  • 2 months ago

    Traveling an intercept course to Mars took 7 months at some 30,000 MPH.

    The images and audio were sent by radio, straight line at 299 792 458 m / s, or about 186,000 miles per second took about 8 minutes.

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    it took a day too get pictures and sound , the have to inspect the video first and enhance the colors thats why . why is it a conspiracy , have they made it to mars or the lander had a massive failure , and the pictures arent real .

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    7 months is nothing..

    I mean, its taken SOME men (and women) OVER 40 years to behave in a mature and responsible manner yet they haven't accomplished this. Just look at the antics of those animals (BLM Rioters) for instance,  as well as those selfish Antifa douchebags.

    Also some people are worth escaping from even if it means 7 months on a space ship with nothing other than fellow astronauts to 'hang out' with.

    The most remarkable thing of all, there are men and women well into their senior years who believe the planet on which WE live on - is flat!

    how about that for a big wuha hah ha haa!  get a load of THOSE focking morons lol

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Space Force is doing their best so be patient. Besides Aliens help with  wirless transmission o f signals

  • 2 months ago

    Sound and light travel faster than space crafts.  The space craft travelled about 200.000 miles per HOUR.  While the radio waves bring back the pictures travel about 186,000 miles per SECOND (or about 669,600,000 mph.)  

  • 2 months ago

    Because they are traveling by VHF 

    at the Speed of Light

    186, 000 Miles Per Second

    Another thing that goes as quick as that is my Answer here once I hit submit

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