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Old March 24th 19, 06:45 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default Venus probes. Even really possible?

On Saturday, 23 March 2019 21:05:57 UTC-4, Chris L Peterson wrote:
On Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:54:57 -0700 (PDT), RichA

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

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.

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.

Which is why of course all seismographic monitoring on Earth was ended decades ago and now we rely solely on satellites...well, not really.