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Russia to send exploration rover to Venus in mid-2020s

October 13, 2013, 3:31 UTC+3
Dark spots observed on Venus’ surface, which changed their shapes, could be caused by chemical substances
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MOSCOW, October 13 (Itar-Tass) - Russia plans to send an exploration rover to Venus in the mid-2020s, according to Lev Zeleny, director of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Space Research.

“The rover will reach Venus in a relatively short time and will work there for several hours, unlike previous rovers they were sent to Venus is 1975 and 1978 and transmitted data for minutes,” he said.

He said that the dark spots observed on Venus’ surface, which changed their shapes, could be caused by chemical substances, such as sulfur.

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