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Pioneer Data, In search of digital data...
tedstryk
post Oct 31 2005, 12:34 AM
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Tomorrow I will be stopping by our library. Some material has come in, but I am not sure what it consists of. To make a long story short, it appears that, although the Saturn part seems to be listed in the NSSDC catalogue, other than the three Pionner ring images (one red/blue set and one red image alonge) and the Io set, the digital data is lost, save any scraps that can be recovered from various places. This material may contain some more images...tomorrow I will know. The good news is that after looking at the available digital sets, there isn't much if anything that can be pulled out of them that can't be saved by just cleaning up the prints of the other images.


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mike
post Nov 8 2005, 02:30 AM
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That is unfortunate.. if it's any consolation, data is lasting longer and longer as time passes. Perhaps we've even reached the point where data can last undamaged into infinity (or until the universe ends, whichever comes first).
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