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    Re: NASA's Cosmic Beacon
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Apr 23, 19:01 -0700

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ixwZQPyaWE
    Thanks for link, Peter.

    All we need is a radio telescope on a chip, and this would be a viable backup for GPS. But if you lose power, or the system's counter gets zapped, it seems to me that the process fails completely. Unlike GPS satellites, those pulsars don't send out any messages except ticks. If you're a billion miles from home and you lose the tick count, you're lost, right?

    -FER
    PS: The video editor apparently forgot to check the closed captioning.
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