Venus

Isaac Boson

Terrestrial or jovian

Terrestrial

Venus. 2006. Wikimedia, n.p.

The length of a year (revolution)

225 days

Phases of Venus. 2006. Wikipedia, n.p.

the length of a day

116d 18h

how many moons are there

The answer is no moons at all. That's right, Venus and are the onplanets that don't have a single natural moon orbiting them. Figuring out why is one question keeping astronomers busy as they study the Solar System.

Does it have rings

For a planet to have rings, it must have formed further out in the Solar System, where water ice would be able to freeze into chunks of ice. It's too warm around Venus, so that any water would be a gas or liquid.

Composition of the atmosphere

The next challenge that the atmosphere of Venus presents is its composition. It is made up of 96% carbon dioxide. Oxygen can not be detected even as a trace element. At the surface the atmospheric pressure is 92 times that of Earth.

Average temperature

864 degrees Fahrenheit

462 degrees Celsius

How Hot Is Venus. 2012. Space, n.p.

3 distinguishing characteristics of the planet

Venus and Earth are often called twins because they are similar in size, mass, density, composition and gravity.

mythology

In Roman mythology, Venus was the goddess of love, sex, beauty, and fertility. She was the Roman counterpart to the Greek Aphrodite . However, Roman Venus had many abilities beyond the Greek Aphrodite; she was a goddess of victory, fertility, and even prostitution.

Aphrodite. 2006. Wikipedia, n.p.