Tuesday 1 March 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Venera 13

Venera 13 and the first colour photo from Venus

On March 1st 1982 the Russian spacecraft Venera 13 landed on the surface of Venus and sent back the first colour photograph from the surface of the planet. 

Launched on October 30th 1981 the probe was only expected to last for about one hour but in fact it survived for around two hours. This is due to the very hostile environment on the surface of Venus.

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