VENUS

The Hottest Planet

Physical Properties

SURFACE:


  • We can't see surface of Venus because it's covered with thick clouds.
  • Space missions to Venus have showed us that it's surface is covered with Craters,volcanoes,mountains and big lava plains.
  • The surface of Venus is not where you'd like to be,with temperatures that can Melt lead,an atmosphere so thick it would crush you and clouds of sulfuric that smells like Rotten eggs to top it off!
  • The Magellan Mission in the early 1990s mapped 98 percent of the surface of Venus.
  • More than 40 spacescraft have explored Venus.

Air of Venus

  • The atmosphere of Venus is very hot and thick.
  • You would not survive a visit to the surface of the planet-You couldn't breathe the air,you would be crushed by the enormous weight of the atmosphere and you would burn up on surface in extremely high temperature.
  • The atmosphere of Venus is made up mainly of Carbon Dioxide.
  • The atmosphere traps the small amount of energy from the sun that reach the surface along.
  • Venus's thick and toxic atmosphere made up of also Nitrogen(N2) with clouds of sulfuric acid (H2SO4) droplets.

LOCATION & movements

FAST FACTS


  • Name came from the roman goddesses of love and beauty.
  • Mass=0.815 of earth's.
  • Density=5.24 g/cm3 (0.95 of earth's).
  • Gravity=0.91 of earth's.
  • Atmosphere primary component = carbon dioxide.
  • Temperature at surface 470 degrees C (880 degrees F).
  • mean distance from the Sun= 108.21 million Km.

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