Venus - Venera 9 Lander
The surface of Venus from the Venera 9 Lander
Venera 9 Lander image of the surface of Venus at about 32 S, 291 E.
The Lander touched down at 5:13 UT with the sun near zenith on
22 October 1975 and operated for 53 minutes, allowing return of
this single image. The white object at the bottom of the image
is part of the lander. The distortion is caused by the Venera
imaging system. Angular and partly weathered rocks, about 30
to 40 cm across, dominate the landscape, many partly buried in soil.
The horizon is visible in the upper left and right corners.
(Venera 9 Lander, surface image)
Venus: Geology and Geophysics