What NASA’s Mars Orbiter Data Flood Means

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) may be the baby of the fleet of spacecraft currently studying the red planet. But the probe has been nothing short of prolific with its Martian observations and recently surpassed more than 100 terabits of data.
That number, announced by NASA recently, doesn’t mean much to most of us, so has calculated what 100 terabits are in various more everyday measures.
Altogether, 100 terabits is 100 trillion bits of information and would take up 17,000 700MB CDs. That would be about 4 million songs, with each lasting about three minute – quite the album collection.