Venus

By: Maggie Buman 2012 - 2013 class 4B

Venus

Venus is the roman goddess of love and beauty. In fact, the Romans named Venus after, well, Venus! This actually makes perfect sense, since Venus is hot and Venus (or in Greek terms, Aphrodite) is "hot", any way to boys! The Romans say that she is the mother of Rome since her "son" Aeneas survived the fall of Troy, and fled to Italy. He then started a great empire. Rome. Julius Caesar actually claimed her to be his ancestor.

Venus is hot!!

Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. Her temperature is usually around 900 degrees Fahrenheit. This is because the sun's light and heat goes in through the atmosphere and heats the ground. It can’t get out because the atmosphere is heavy with a sulfuric acid. This causes the ground of Venus to radiate heat.Venus is mostly solid, hot, rocky ground. But she does have some liquid ground. This liquid ground is caused by the many volcanoes covering Venus's surface. These volcanoes create lava pools. The lava comes out of volcano as fast as thunder claps. Also because of the volcanoes, there is tons of magma under ground, waiting to be spit out onto the surface ground. Scientists have found that Venus may have had water, long ago dried up,or absorbed into the hot air.

Venus Air

The air on Venus is mostly carbon dioxide. It is 96.5% carbon dioxide and 3.5% nitrogen. Because of this, only plants can live there. But because of the intense heat, not even plants could survive.

Sister Planet

Venus is Earth’s sister planet. She is Earth’s sister planet because she is just a bit smaller than Earth. She is also our sister planet because she is closer to us than any other planet. Venus is Earth's twin.

Star

Venus is sometimes referred to as the Evening Star, or Morning Star. However, Venus is not a star at all! She is,as well known, a planet (or goddess)! Venus is sometimes called a star because during the evening and morning, she is at her brightest point. Because of this, evening and morning are your best chances of seeing her (without any special apps or programs). Venus is the brightest object in our sky besides our moon.

Venus Facts

  • She rotates from east to west unlike other planets and moons
  • Venus is the second planet from the Sun
  • She completes orbiting it every 224.7 Earth days
  • Her gravity is 0.904
  • Her axial tilt is 177.3 degrees
  • The diameter Venus is of 12,092 km or 7 mi

Video

The video below is of the moon's phases, but Venus has phases to! She has phases just like our moon.

Information

I got my information from paying attention in class. How much info do you have? I hope you payed attention, too!