We should obligatory send a rover and then a mission to Europa because it can have extraterrestrial life.With such development of modern technologies - I guess flying to Jupiter(at least sending rovers to one of its moons) is only the question of time I am excited about the idea that sooner or later humanity will be able to explore more precisely something farther than Moon and Mars.
I would have thought that the only real interesting question is whether there is any form of life there. If that be true, surely the least intrusive means of investigation would be preferable? Not to mention that this would probably be orders of magnitude less expensive than a mission.We should obligatory send a rover and then a mission to Europa because it can have extraterrestrial life.
If there is life on Europa, even primitive life, it improves the odds that life is prevalent throughout the universe. It brings us one step closer to the age old question, "Are we alone?".So what if there's life on Europa?
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I am coming to think from not an extreme point.Well, after Moon and Mars, there is a large gap to the next bit of exploring. Venus has problems, unless you want to float in a sulphuric acid atmosphere, and the outer planet moons won't warm up much more for 4-5 billion years.
You can have a nice subaqua colony surrounded by water not much above freezing, but not much else, on Jupiter/Saturn/Neptune moons, but when they do warm up (4-5 by) you will find yourself in one all encompassing ocean. No land there!
So (assuming you have a few billion years to spare) you really only have Moon and Mars. Much more comfortable to stay at home - send one of those nasty robot things and a tv camera!
If you are really bored, invent one of those impossible thingy drives and go to the Andromeda Nebula. I hear the holiday resorts are quite inexpensive there. Plenty of green stars too if you are an environmentalist.
Fully agree, there is no one vision, one solution. Thank you.The problem with Venus, about 50 miles up in the clouds, is not temperature or pressure (they are both Earth-like) but sulphuric acid and winds. The suggestions I read about were for 'air balloon' type vehicles. Are the winds as bad as this everythere up there?
And from what we've seen, the weather on Venus is very extreme. The entire atmosphere of the planet circulates around quickly, with winds reaching speeds of up to 85 m/s (300 km/h; 186.4 mph) at the cloud tops, which circle the planet every four to five Earth days.5 Dec 2016
What is the weather like on Venus? - Phys.org