by Ethan Osgood and Jayant Talwar
Venus, Earth's twin
Venus is very similar to Earth. Venus has about the same size and mass. Venus has an atmosphere made of 97% CO2, and 3% nitrogen. Venus is one of the few planets with no moons and no rings. Venus means Roman God Of Love and Beauty and a day on Venus is 223 Earth days. A 75 pound kid on Earth would weigh 68 pounds of Venus. Venus has the second brightest sky in our night sky.
Venus's impact craters
Venus has many big impact craters created by outside objects hitting the surface. Venus has some of the youngest craters in the whole solar system. These craters are surrounded by huge parabola-shaped regions of dark material, a feature not found elsewhere in the solar system.
Venus, the Second Planet From the Sun
Venus is the second planet from the sun. It's temperature can get over 800 degrees F, deeming it the hottest planet in the solar system. The diameter of venus is 7,521 making it the 6th largest planet in the solar system in mass. Venus's distance from the sun is 67,237,910 miles.
How hot Venus is
Even if you do not believe this but Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system. I know a lot of you would think that Mercury is because it is the closest to the sun but it is actually Venus. This happens because Venus has big and hot spinning clouds which cover up the surface.
Venus is also known for it's massive and inactive volcanoes. The Magellan mission confirmed that the erupting lava from volcanoes flow 100's of miles across the surface. Venus has many, many volcanoes including the pancake volcanoes and Sif Mons one of the largest volcanoes on Venus.