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Additional Facts

The planet Venus is named after the roman goddess of love and beauty. Venus rotates backwards comparing all the other planets. Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. Venus is the second brightest object in the night sky after the moon. In fact, Venus is bright enough to cast shadows. Venus goes through phases like the moon. Venus has no moons.

Physical Charecteristics

Venus contains clouds of sulfuric acid. The thick clouds of Venus cover Venus's surface. Venus has many volcanoes. Scientists discovered that lava flooded and covered Venus's craters. Venus has a thick atmosphere ,this is why the temperature is very hot in Venus. Venus is much denser than Earth. Venus has high mountains. The reason why Venus is the second brightest in the sky is because, it reflects the suns light. The diameter of Venus is 12,092 km. Which is only 650 km less than the Earth. The surface of Venus is covered with volcanoes, craters, mountains, and lava plains. The volcanoes of Venus are not active anymore.

Climate (temperature, weather, seasons)

Venus has winds of about 224 kph. The average temperature on Venus is 461.85 degrees C. Venus consists of 0.002% water. In Venus it rains sulfuric acid. Venus has no seasons. This is because the axis on Venus is not tilted like the earth's axis. Venus does have weather changes, a warm and cool season, but it isn't noticeable as that of earth's. Venus has a surface temperature high enough to melt lead. At the surface of Venus, the winds only blow about 5 km/h. Very little sunlight gets through the thick clouds of Venus. The surface pressure on Venus is 93 more times greater than the surface of Earth.




Book Bibliography:

1. Graham Ian. The Near Planets. Mankato: Smart Apple Media, 2008.

2. Sparrow Gilles. Destination Venus. New York : The Rosen Publishing Group, 2010.

When was the planet discovered?

Galileo discovered Venus in the 17th century. The atmosphere of Venus was discovered in the year 1761 by the Russian Polymath Mikhail. The first person to Venus in a telescope was Galileo. Gal He saw that Venus went through phases like the moon. The planet was discovered in the year of 1633.

Life Form

Scientists discovered that there is life on the clouds of Venus. But life on Venus is way too warm to have life. Earth and Venus are considered twin planets. Venus had lots of water but it all boiled away. Now Venus consists of 0.002% water.

Distance from the sun

Venus is 108,200,000 km away from the sun. Venus is the second planet in the solar system. Venus rotates backwards comparing all the other planets. Other planets rotate counter clockwise, while Venus rotates clockwise. Venus rotates very slowly. Venus is the hottest planet even though mercury is closest to the sun. This is because of the pressure that is pushed towards Venus and how thick the atmosphere of Venus is.