by Ammie and Dakota
Venus's Moons and Rings
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Venus's Period of Rotation
The rotation of Venus is clockwise, what astronomers call “retrograde”. Venus rotates backwards. Of course, since the length of a day on Venus is longer than a year, this rotation happens very slowly.
Why does Venus rotate backwards? One possibility is that Venus rotated normally when it first formed from the solar nebula, and then the tidal effects from its dense atmosphere might have slowed its rotation down.
Another theory is that a series of gigantic impacts early on in Venus’ history might have stopped or even reversed its rotation altogether. A similar impact happened to Earth billions of years ago, which formed the Moon.
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With a mean surface temperature of 735 K (462 °C; 863 °F), Venus is by far the hottest planet in the Solar System.
The Surface and The Interior
What is Venus's surface made of?
- Is Venus the hottest or coldest planet?
- What is the average temperature of Venus?
- What is the rotation period of Venus in Earth days?
- Does Venus spin Clockwise or Counter Clockwise?
- What is Venus's atmosphere made of?