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16 Jan, 2005

Soviet Space Cameras

— Posted by hazard @ 16-01-2005 20:08
Donald Mitchell did a great research on images returned from Soviet planetary probes. It seems that most images published in Soviet press were heavily degraded due to poor print handling. Donald managed to get copies of original digital data returned from the probes and reconstructed them.

Soviet press:

Donald Mitchell:


Some of the images returned from Soviet probes, such views from Venera series Venus landers, or IR Mars images returned by Phobos probes, have not been surpassed in quality even today.

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