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Old March 24th 19, 07:11 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Ninapenda Jibini
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Default Venus probes. Even really possible?

RichA wrote in

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?

Depends on which New Horizons missions get funded.

The longest test so far has been 33 days without any problems under
the best simulation of Venus' atmosphere we can produce on Earth.
But, while it's not mentioned in this article, that was the limit
of how long the test environment could run, not the limit of the
materials being tested.

So, yeah, it looks like it just might be possible. Just because
you're not smart enough to figure out how to do it doesn't mean
nobody else is. Especially considering that virtually all of
humanity is smarter than you.

Terry Austin

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