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NASA Sent a Secret Message to Mars. Meet the People Who Decoded It.

Thursday 25 February 2021 | Written by The New York Times | Published in Features, In Depth

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NASA Sent a Secret Message to Mars. Meet the People Who Decoded It.
In an image from NASA/JPL-Caltech, the parachute that helped land the Perseverance spacecraft, seen from an upward-looking camera during landing on Mars on Feb. 18, 2021. Within hours of this imageÕs release on Monday, people figured out the message hidden in its pattern. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via The New York Times)

As NASA’s Perseverance rover fell through the Martian atmosphere last week, a video camera on the spacecraft captured the breakneck deployment of its parachute, which was decorated with splotches of reddish orange and white. Those splotches were a secret message. By Kenneth Chang from the New York Times.

As NASA’s Perseverance rover fell through the Martian atmosphere last week, a video camera on the spacecraft captured the breakneck deployment of its parachute, which was decorated with splotches of reddish orange and white. Those splotches were a secret message. By Kenneth Chang from the New York Times.


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