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Venera 4 probes Venus

Duration: 02:46

The Russian Venus probe Venera 4 arrived at the planet in October 1967. As it entered the thick Venusian atmosphere, unexpectedly high pressures destroyed the craft as it descended. However, the probe managed return data to the Earth.

Available since: Fri 1 Jul 2011


Mark Halliley
Zam Baring
Series Producer
David McNab
Liz Tucker
Teresa Hunt

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The Planets Revisited Atmosphere: Mars

6/8 An exploration of weather systems found throughout the Solar System.

First broadcast: 29 Nov 2004

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