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Old January 20th 05, 02:48 PM
Bartender Sam
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Just curious. Is it the heat or the pressure that seems to overwhelm probes
sent to that planet?

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Old January 21st 05, 06:57 AM
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In article . net,
Bartender Sam wrote:
Just curious. Is it the heat or the pressure that seems to overwhelm probes
sent to that planet?


Mostly the heat. The pressure would be a minor nuisance if the
temperature weren't so high. (As it is, it makes the heat problem
worse, because the atmosphere is very dense and transfers heat into
a probe very enthusiastically.)
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Old January 21st 05, 09:11 AM
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My understanding is that the early probes succumbed to the pressure before
the heat got the them



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Just curious. Is it the heat or the pressure that seems to overwhelm
probes
sent to that planet?

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