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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Planet Venus Top Facts

Venus, without its atmosphere, is placed side by side with Earth. They are nearly the same size, though Venus is slightly smaller.

Planet Venus is the second brightest natural object in the sky.

Sometimes people refer to Venus as the “morning star” and “evening star”.

A day on the planet Venus is longer than one year. Due to the slow rotation on its axis, it takes 243 earth-days to be exact to complete one rotation.

Planet Venus is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Going back to as early as 1581 the Babylonians referred to Venus as “bright queen of the sky”.

Sometimes people also refer to Venus as Earth’s sister planet.

Billions of years ago the climate of Venus may have been the same as Earth.

Venus rotates in the opposite direction to other planets.

Planet Venus is the hottest planet in the solar system with an average surface temperature of 462 degrees celsius (863 degrees Fahrenheit).

Between night and day, the temperature on planet Venus doesn’t vary much.

The atmospheric pressure on Venus is 92 times stronger than Earth’s.

Plant Venus’ surface is estimated to be around 300 to 400 million years old.

Planet Venus has a very weak magnetic field.

It is the only planet in the solar system to be named after a female figure.

Venus is the closest plant to Earth.

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