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Google provides data storage for Hubble

Have you ever complained about having too much data to copy from one place to another? Well, rest assured you are not alone.

Google is helping Space Telescope Science Institute to collect and store the vast amount of data collecting by the Hubble telescope. The servers are connected to the telescope array by an eSATA connection, and after the data transfer is completed the servers are taken to Google headquarters for archiving.

The size of the transferred data is quite impressive, almost astronomical.

120 TB.

120 million megabytes. That’s a lot of floppy disks.

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