When the Soviets Photographed the Surface of Venus – It Happened in Space #9

 

By: Scientific American Space Lab

Originally published on Sep 17, 2013

In the 1970s, the Soviet Union turned its attention to Venus and managed to take the first pictures on the surface of another world with the Venera landers.

More to explore:

When the Veneras Challenged Venus’ Hellish Atmosphere (Discovery News)
http://news.discovery.com/space/histo…

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