Soviet Venus Images

Some great pictures here of Venus from the Russian probes.
Now reprocessed with modern image techniques.
Especially like the panorama view.

Check out the site below.




Venera-9 was the first lander to photograph the surface of Venus, on October 20, 1975. An optical-mechanical camera, scanning back and forth, returned almost two panoramas of a rocky hillside. The camera system was developed by A.S. Selivanov’s team at the Institute of Space Device Engineering. A second camera, facing the opposite side, malfunctioned when atmospheric pressure prevented the ejection of its lens cap.

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