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The surface of Venus, taken by Russia’s Venera 13 spacecraft. It lasted 127 minutes before succumbing to the Planet’s extremely harsh atmosphere.

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The surface of Venus, taken by Russia’s Venera 13 spacecraft. It lasted 127 minutes before succumbing to the Planet’s extremely harsh atmosphere.

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3.6k points · 6 days ago

So this spacecraft operated optimally in a blast furnace for 2 hours? Nice going, spacecraft!

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1.6k points · 6 days ago

Drenched in sulfuric acid

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261 points · 6 days ago

At 92 times atmospheric pressure, with corrosive clouds.

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We could probably do much better now.

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2 points · 6 days ago

Fueled by lots of Stoli

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9.7k points · 6 days ago · edited 6 days ago

737K (462°C) and 9200 kPa (92 times Earth's pressure) - yeah, that's harsh

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Yeah, but its a dry heat.

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392 points · 6 days ago

Also constant sulphuric acid rain near the skies.

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6.6k points · 6 days ago · edited 6 days ago
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Gettin real hot and heavy if you know what I mean

Edit:Hot bananas!! My first gold and my first " thank you kind stranger".

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127min is extremely impressive in those conditions. Well fucking done

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293 points · 6 days ago

Came in wondering why they'd spend so much and only get a 2hr run time, thought it was kinda a failure. Now I'm impressed, that's some crazy shit.

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hot enough to melt tin but not aluminum.

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Plus the time-traveling robots. Those are always a pain in the ass to deal with.

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