The Wonderful Venus

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FACTS ABOUT VENUS

  • Venus was once considered a twin to Earth, as it’s roughly the same size and is relatively close to our planet.
  • Venus is actually a hothouse planet with a runaway greenhouse effect, making it inhospitable to life as we know it
  • If you were to look at Venus with your eyes, you wouldn’t be able to see its surface. That’s because the clouds are so thick that they obscure what is below.
  • The probe orbited the planet and got a complete surface picture using radar.
  • Venus not only rotates backwards compared to the other planets, but it rotates very slowly.
  • In fact, a day on Venus (243 days) lasts longer than it takes the planet to orbit around the Sun (225 days).
  • Venus is turning 6.5 minutes more slowly in 2014 than in the early 1990s.
  • Venus is actually a hothouse planet with a runaway greenhouse effect, making it inhospitable to life as we know it.
  • Venus, the second planet from the sun, is an oddity in many ways.
  • The atmosphere of Venus made up mainly of carbon dioxide.
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