The message was written in binary code, the parachute even had GPS coordinates on the outer rings.
The successful visit to Mars continues to fascinate Internet users and create speculation as they search for new details about space travel.
This is how Internet users discovered that NASA would keep a “hidden” message in a diligent parachute.
Netizens found that the red and white pattern of the parachute was not deliberately chosen by NASA. They described the dense rings as having a word written in binary code.
The message was understood by Maxensen Abella, a student at the French computer science company Epidech, and his father.
According to the student, what can be read on a parachute is: “Courageous Strong Things” is a goal of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JBL), which means “Courage for powerful things”.
Following the discovery, JPL also revealed that the outer rings of the parachute had GPS coordinates for its offices in Pasadena, California.
Audio and video
The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first audio from Mars, the faint sound of the wind captured by the diligent rover, as well as the first video of the vehicle landing on the red planet.
A microphone stopped working during landing, but the rover was able to pick up audio as soon as it landed on the surface.
NASA engineers read a short audio recording that says they were responding to a windstorm on Mars.
“What you hear there in 10 seconds is captured by a microphone on the surface of Mars and sent back to Earth,” said Dave Cruel, chief engineer of the diligent camera and microphone system.
On the other hand, the high definition video, which lasts three minutes and 25 seconds, shows the deployment of a white and red 21.5 meter parachute.
In its descent we can see how the thermal shield that protected the rover was disassembled and then landed in the Xero gorge in the middle of a cloud of dust.
“These are truly amazing videos,” Michael Watkins, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told a news conference. “We watched them non-stop all weekend.”
“This is the first time we have been able to capture an event like the arrival of Mars.”
Thomas Surbuchen, NASA’s Associate Scientific Administrator, said the diligent descent video “is as close as you can get to Mars without wearing a pressure suit”.
The Perservance Rover was launched on July 30, 2020 and landed on the Red Planet last Thursday.