Mars downloaders swamp NASA Web site Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Think of the Library of Congress’s entire print collections – and then some – to get an idea of how much data space enthusiasts have downloaded from NASA’s Web sites this week. Visitors had obtained more than 34.6 terabytes of images, video and other information as of Friday afternoon, the bulk related to the Mars rover Spirit. By some estimates, all the words in every book in the Library of Congress total 20 terabytes.