VENUS

science project by Katie P.3

INTRODUCTION

Venus is the second planet from the sun in our solar system. It is similar to earth in different ways such as its size, mass, density and chemical composition but it is also very different in many ways. Some people even say that Venus is the deadliest planet in our solar system.

LIFE ON VENUS

You would not want to live on Venus because even though it look cool, ITS NOT! It has a surface temperature of 900 degrees F (about 470 C) crushing pressures that are 92 times more than on earth, there is no water, many volcanoes, craters, mountains and lava. Oh yeah, and top it all off, the atmosphere is poisonous. It is made up of 96.5% carbon dioxide and 3.5% nitrogen.
Planet Venus: The deadliest Planet, Venus surface & Atmosphere [Naitional Geographic Channel, HD]

WHY IS VENUS LIKE THAT?

The reason why Venus is so hot is because of the greenhouse effect and because it is so close to the sun. you can't even see the surface because of its thick atmosphere.

WHAT IS THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT?
The greenhouse effect is is what the thick atmosphere does to the planet. It acts like a blanket, trapping heat inside but it still lets in light. The temperature can reach 900 degrees F or sometimes even higher!
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MOVEMENT

It takes Venus 224.7 earth days to revolve around the sun and 243 earth days to rotate on its axis, That makes the days on Venus longer than the years! The axis is tilted at a 177.3 degree angle and rotates clockwise around the sun opposite than most of the other planets.

LOCATION

Venus is 67,237,000 miles away from the Sun. The farthest Venus can get from earth is 162 million miles and the closest it can get is 23 million miles.
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VENUS ORBIT

Superior Conjunction-
This is when Venus is the furthest away from the Earth (162 million miles)

Western Elongation-
This is when Venus is traveling back and is getting closer to Earth.

Inferior Conjunction-
This is when Venus is the closest to Earth (23 million miles)

Eastern Elongation-
This is when Venus is passing Earth and getting further away.
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~ By Katie Skrepnek ~