Violetta Titova - Testudo horsfieldii Gray - the first vertebrate to orbit the moon
Nombre y apellidos: Violetta Titova
Title: Testudo horsfieldii Gray – the first vertebrate to orbit the moon - Testudo horsfieldii Gray
Description: Steppe turtles (Testudo horsfieldii Gray) were on the "Zond-5" which flew around the moon together with other biological subjects. Two animals (the test group) were on the probe. The turtles were put on board the "Zond-5" on 2 September 1968. As is known, lift-off was on 15 September. After the circumlunar flight and a return to earth, the probe splashed down on 21 September in the Indian Ocean.
The results obtained indicate that the complex of space flight factors combined with starvation caused changes of atrophic nature in the turtle organs. All the changes in the turtle organs cannot possibly be explained by just the effect of starvation.
Category: Nature illustration
Technique: watercolor plus filters
Artificial intelligence: No
Size: 29.7×21 cm