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Old March 24th 19, 01:05 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Chris L Peterson
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Default Venus probes. Even really possible?

On Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:54:57 -0700 (PDT), RichA
wrote:

On Saturday, 23 March 2019 12:33:18 UTC-4, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:23:10 -0700 (PDT), RichA
wrote:

If they intend to do seismology, they'll need a probe that can do it and withstand the conditions on the planet for a period of time. Is it even possible? Wouldn't another basic observational probe be a good idea? It's been 40 years or so since the Russians landed one on the surface and took pictures.

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47672736


Did you even read the article? The proposal is to study this via an
orbital radar system. There's no suggestion of a surface lander.


How utterly...dull.


Except that an orbiter will return vastly more information about
Venus's tectonics than any lander we can build.
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