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Fraser
2013-Aug-19, 07:20 PM
If you want to get inside a planet or moon fast, the European Space Agency says lobbing a spacecraft at the surface might be a good approach. This concept may sound like suicide. A recent prototype test, however, showed that the instruments in the subsurface spacecraft survived just fine. The machine was a little dented, […]

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iquestor
2013-Aug-20, 01:02 AM
Interesting.

I wonder if this approach could be safely used for studying the ocean beneath Europa's ice, and if there would be an uproar about the craft possibly destroying a habitat, if one was there.