Many might not know this, but if you somehow land up one the moon, you can still use Instagram and the most shocking thing is that the speed of the internet is supposedly faster than that on earth.
NASA and MIT researchers have developed laser-based long-distance internet. The team made history by transmitting data over the 384,633 kilometers between the moon and the earth at a download rate of 622 megabits speed which is quite amsuing and unbelievable.
To give you a relative idea about how high the speed is, we can have HD content streaming at 15 megabits and make an HD quality video call at the speed. For all the people struggling to get a good internet speed, the moon would be the right place for you.
Fifty years ago this Sunday (February 7, 1971), the crew of Apollo 14 left lunar orbit and headed for home. They watched this earthrise from their command module Kittyhawk.
With Earth’s sunlit cresent just peeking over the lunar horizon, the cratered terrain in the foreground is along the lunar farside. Of course, while orbiting the moon, the crew could watch Earth rise and set, but from the lunar surface the Earth hung stationary in the sky over their landing site at Fra Mauro Base.
Rock samples returned from Fra Mauro included a 20 pound rock nicknamed Big Bertha, determined to contain a likely fragment of a meteorite from Planet Earth.
Kept on board the Kittyhawk during the Apollo 14 mission was a cannisters of 400-500 seeds that were later grown into moon trees.