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This graphic features representations of NASA missions and the amount of data they have returned or are currently returning.  The missions and their data return amount are: Deep Space 1 (15 Gigibits), Mars Odyssey (1012 Gigibits), Mars Global Surveyor (1759 Gigibits), Cassini (2550 Gigibits), Magellan (3740 Gigibits) and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (34 Terabits).  MRO plans to return over 3 times as much data as five missions combined! 
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34 Terabits of Data

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter will be a powerful mission, returning 34 Terabits of vital data that will increase our knowledge of the red planet.

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