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Share Your Story • Robert Armistead Jr. • November 26, 2012

A dirigable that has a long life

I dream of a dirigable that has a long life on the winds of Jupiter's atmosphere. I wish we could learn the conditions to design a self-substaining robot that expores for us. It could grab hydrocarbons to develop plastics for its structure. It could have solar rechargeble plates or maybe lighting capasitors to store energy. Of course the initial probes would have to have their own power source good for a few years, if the solar panels would be too meager in output. Just the idea of such a huge environment that is about a million times the size of the earth environment is so exciting. I wonder if it would at first be discovered to be a desert of resources. Thank you for asking about this idea,

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