Friday, October 30, 2015

Tonight's Sky for October 30: Venera 13 Launched (1981)


It was on this date in 1981 that the Soviet Union launched its Venera 13 Venus probe. Upon landing on March 1, 1982, Venera 13 would transmit the first color pictures of Venus back to Earth, revealing a world bathed in filtered, orange light.

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