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originally posted by: Tempter
originally posted by: charlyv
With all of the spectroscopy and infra-red/ultra-violet analysis we do on the corona from both Earth and spacecraft, what are the real new innovations that could be had to visit it? All for the science, but at $1.5b, would there be more important endeavors that would have a higher bang per buck?
I can understand this side of the conversation. Even more puzzling is that it is likely they will have ran many many virtual tests and scenarios and will be simply "confirming" the majority of data they theorize to find.
But, that's science. Ultimately, I think the engineering to get there is more exciting than the science.
originally posted by: midnightstar
No way wont last 5 mints at 2500 F
Really Russians got photos of Venus ground the ship lasted less then a few mints and its only 850-900 % F there .
You relize no ones ever post the strange rock in the Russian Venus photos ?
originally posted by: anotherside
They just need an unobtanium shell and liquid nitrogen cooling and a relay system for transmitting through the interference.
originally posted by: seasonal
One thing they will try to solve is why the corona is hotter than the surface of the sun.
originally posted by: 0bserver1
a reply to: combatmaster
Wait until they put that thing on..
My guess is that they are also going to test some kind of electromagnetic shielding to implementing a plasma-based deflector shield is that a magnet powerful enough to hold a bubble of super-hot plasma in place around the craft ?
But the cook never tells the ingredients of the meal I guess. .