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Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?

 
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Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Here's one video

Pretty cool

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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Yes, pretty cool. But why are all the shots of the surface looking straight down? Will search for better examples...
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
not cool really.

mostly talk with only a couple of images of venus.
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
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Lil' Kim has them all beat!


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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Better images and an explanation of how the limited tech of the time influenced the choice of imaging:

In 1975, Veneras 9 and 10 became the first landers to image the surface of another planet, scanning 180-degree panoramas during the ~ hour that each lander functioned on the surface. Stacking available data, this is what Venera 9 saw when, on October 22, 1975, it landed.

The cameras scanned the scene one pixel at a time, and their lifetime on the surface was short. Given these limits, there were several options. One would have been to image a very narrow area at high resolution from the lander base to the horizon, but that would have been hard to interpret. Scanning from surface to horizon over a large area would have produced an image with such coarse resolution that again, it would have had limited value. They compromised: the camera would scan in a U-shape, meaning that the tips of the panorama would look at the horizon, while the middle would look down ant the base of the lander.


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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
I was just fascinated by it, thanks for the pin.

I have never seen this until now.
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Better images and an explanation of how the limited tech of the time influenced the choice of imaging:

In 1975, Veneras 9 and 10 became the first landers to image the surface of another planet, scanning 180-degree panoramas during the ~ hour that each lander functioned on the surface. Stacking available data, this is what Venera 9 saw when, on October 22, 1975, it landed.

The cameras scanned the scene one pixel at a time, and their lifetime on the surface was short. Given these limits, there were several options. One would have been to image a very narrow area at high resolution from the lander base to the horizon, but that would have been hard to interpret. Scanning from surface to horizon over a large area would have produced an image with such coarse resolution that again, it would have had limited value. They compromised: the camera would scan in a U-shape, meaning that the tips of the panorama would look at the horizon, while the middle would look down ant the base of the lander.


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Those last few photos are great
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Are there any pics of her mons venus. Love to see some HD of that.

justsayin

I'd like to "launch a probe".

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Naw, that shit is all dusty, and has mice...
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Those are beautiful pictures GMIGRIFF. :)
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Im on the hunt for more such events i never knew of.

I know the Chinese went to the moon, great photos. But veneras was just unheard of to me.
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Looks like they're going back in 2026

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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 49766927

Lil' Kim has them all beat!


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nkoreasun

This is confirmed from NK. There was a previous artists rendition of the landing, but it's been scrubbed from the internet. Creator probably in the gulags, or worse.

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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Pretty impressive, that the Soviets had many failures, and kept at it.

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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
The Yugo of Interplanetary craft lmao
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The Yugo of Interplanetary craft lmao
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Yeah, no fucking kidding... but it worked a couple of times.

Look at it.

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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Pretty impressive, that the Soviets had many failures, and kept at it.

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Work ethic of their scientists is great. No discouragement.
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Hey at least the yugos survived an hour each!
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
I wanna play with her venus
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
I wanna play with her venus
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oldpalm

At least you didn't mention politics in an unrelated thread, again...
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Still better than 2017 NASA pics. Where did my tax money go, NASA?
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
The Yugo of Interplanetary craft lmao
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Yeah, no fucking kidding... but it worked a couple of times.

Look at it.

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 Quoting: gmigriff


Mindbendingly fascinating
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Yes, pretty cool. But why are all the shots of the surface looking straight down? Will search for better examples...
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Yes I did know that it wasn't cool.

I couldn't have given you the minutes that they functioned in that heat but did remember it to be short.
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Still better than 2017 NASA pics. Where did my tax money go, NASA?
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Not laughing.
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Yes, pretty cool. But why are all the shots of the surface looking straight down? Will search for better examples...
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Yes I did know that it wasn't cool.

I couldn't have given you the minutes that they functioned in that heat but did remember it to be short.
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They also underestimated the density of Venus' atmosphere by a factor of 180 early on, which made reentry and the use of parachutes especially failure prone.
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
I wanna play with her venus
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oldpalm

At least you didn't mention politics in an unrelated thread, again...
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I suppose I could have said i want to probe her Uranus
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Did you kjnow they built a space shuttle that autonomously launched, orbited the earth, and landed itself without any crew aboard?



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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
did you know its possible to take a photo

revealing features of like 100 km or something id have to google

on the planets of proxima centauri star?

using our sun as grav lense ... this isnt sci fi we could do this right now
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
did you know its possible to take a photo

revealing features of like 100 km or something id have to google

on the planets of proxima centauri star?

using our sun as grav lense ... this isnt sci fi we could do this right now
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Please "google" and post a link. I want to see.
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
bump
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
The Yugo of Interplanetary craft lmao
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Yeah, and Americans landed how many on Venus?
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Re: Veneras - did you know the Russians landed probes on Venus and took photos?
Here's one video

Pretty cool


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