Here’s a little known fact. The Soviet Union successfully landed 10 probes on the planet Venus, transmitting information back to Earth from the Venusian surface.

These probes were the first man-made devices to:

  1. Enter the atmosphere of another planet
  2. Make a soft landing on another planet
  3. Return images from the planetary surface

Most of what we know about the surface features of Venus come from the Soviet Union’s Venera landers.

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