In the lobby of the administration building is a scale model of the Mars Science Laboratory (aka Curiosity) and "The Pulse". The pulse is a visual display of live communication between JPL and 30+ interplanetary spacecraft through the Deep Space Network. The name of the mission scrolls by first, and then upwards and downwards streams of light shows whether data is being sent or received, respectively. The activity of the lights corresponds to the volume of data transmitted. #JPLInternTakeover
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  • ucsandiegoengineeringIn the lobby of the administration building is a scale model of the Mars Science Laboratory (aka Curiosity) and "The Pulse". The pulse is a visual display of live communication between JPL and 30+ interplanetary spacecraft through the Deep Space Network. The name of the mission scrolls by first, and then upwards and downwards streams of light shows whether data is being sent or received, respectively. The activity of the lights corresponds to the volume of data transmitted. #JPLInternTakeover

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