The Planet Venus
John Hagerty & Joseph Hatch
Why is Venus considered Earth's twin?
Venus is like Earth's twin because it is the same size, has an atmosphere, but yet is toxic. Acid rain is common, and NOTHING can live on there. Unfortunately, it is Earth's sister, not Earth's twin.
Distance from the Sun
Venus is 0.72 Astronomical Units (67,000,000 miles or 108,000,000 km) from the Sun.
Rings and Moons
No rings or actual moons, but Venus is like a moon. It has phases just like our Moon.
Venus' name is based on the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Weird...
Venus' rotation and orbit
Strangely enough, Venus rotates UPSIDE DOWN!!! Did you know that Venus' year is shorter than its day? The day is about 243 Earth days, and the year is about 225 days.