Venera

[ vuh-nair-uh; Russian vyi-nye-ruh ]
/ vəˈnɛər ə; Russian vyɪˈnyɛ rə /

noun

one of a series of Soviet space probes that obtained scientific information about the atmosphere of Venus.

Origin of Venera

1961; < Russian Venéra Venus (< Latin Vener-, stem of Venus)
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