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Re: New WWW link
- To: Kelly Starks x7066 MS 10-39 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: New WWW link
- From: "Kevin 'Tex' Houston" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 10:21:22 -0700
- CC: Zenon Kulpa <firstname.lastname@example.org>, KellySt@aol.com, T.L.G.vanderLinden@student.utwente.nl, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, David@InterWorld.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, DotarSojat@aol.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
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> Zenon Wrote:
> >Add to LIT links the following one:
> > http://www.obspm.fr/departement/darc/planets/encycl.html
> > Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia
> >-- Zenon
I followed the link you gave Zenon, and found a more graphics intensive page.
It takes a while to load, but I think it's worth it. it gives a better description
of the pervailing conditions on each planet. Perhaps we could switch our target
to one of the Jupiter sized worlds orbiting in a water zone. a high-speed flyby
mission could return a lot of information. we'd know the Orbital inclination, so we
could do a polar fly-over.
I wonder what such a probe would reveal about earth? Assuming a .4 C fly-by and a
favorable position (ie earth is seen from a distance equal to 60 to 120 degrees of
earth's orbit.) would a standard set of spectrographic instruments be able to detect
Oxygen or Carbon Dioxide? Would a wide band radio reciever be able to detect our
television or satellite transmissions? Would a good night-side photo show the
rivers and seas of light that populate the north-american continet?
In other words, if some other world sent a probe here,what is the minimum sensitivity
required for it to return useful data? (ie. that the third rock from the sun is a
life-bearing world) Follow-up question, do we have the required technology?
Kevin "Tex" Houston http://umn.edu/~hous0042/index.html