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Old 2021-01-18, 17:14   #60
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Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
No, because the tether is subject to erosion in the atmosphere. After it separates things go bad and the evidence goes away.
But a satellite in an orbit like the GPS system that is visible and shaped such that it is obviously artificial might be a good choice.
As I noted earlier in this thread, high-altitude orbits are unstable to lunar and planetary perturbations over the course of a few megayears.

Also as noted earlier, leaving stuff on the moon is a much better bet.
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