Facts about Venus

  • Venus is the second planet from the Sun.
  • It is named after the Roman goddess of love and beauty.
  • As the brightest natural object in Earth’s night sky after the Moon, Venus can cast shadows and can be, on rare occasions, visible to the naked eye in broad daylight.
  • Venus orbits the Sun every 224.7 Earth days.
  • In Venus, Sun rises in the west and sets in the east.
  • Venus does not have any moons.
  • Venus has the densest atmosphere of the four terrestrial planets, consisting of more than 96% carbon dioxide.
  • The atmospheric pressure at the planet’s surface is about 92 times the sea level pressure of Earth, or roughly the pressure at 900 m (3,000 ft) underwater on Earth.
  • Even though Mercury is closer to the Sun, Venus has the hottest surface of any planet in the Solar System, with a mean temperature of 737 K (464 °C; 867 °F).
  • Venus is shrouded by an opaque layer of highly reflective clouds of sulfuric acid, preventing its surface from being seen from space in visible light.

Also Read Facts about other planets in Solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune

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