Venus - Venera 13 Lander
Color image of the surface of Venus from the Venera 13 Lander
Venera 13 Lander image of the surface of Venus at 7.5 S, 303. E,
east of Phoebe Regio. Venera 13 survived on the surface for 2 hours,
7 minutes, long enough to obtain 14 images on 1 March, 1982.
This color 170 degree panorama was produced using dark blue, green and red filters and has a resolution of 4 to 5 min. Part of the
spacecraft is seen at the bottom of the image. Flat rock slabs and
soil are visible. The true color is difficult to judge because the Venerian atmosphere filters out blue light. The surface composition is similar to terrestrial basalt. On the ground in the foreground is a camera lens cover.
(Venera 13 Lander, VG00261,262)
Venus:Geology and Geophysics