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FACTS ABOUT VENUS

VENUS

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1. ​​​​SECOND ROCK FROM THE SUN
     Venus is the second planet from the
     Sun at a distance of about
     67 million miles .

2.  ITS VERY HOT AROUND HERE
       Though Venus is not the closest 
     planet to the Sun, it definately is the
     hottest. Temperatures on the Venus
     can reach a staggering 464º C. This
     is due to specific gaseous
     atmosphere which gives the planet
     a green house effect.

3. AS THE DAY IS LONG
     If you ever thought to yourself 
     when is this day going to end, then
     you do not want to be on Venus.
     A single day on Venus is equal to
     243 Earth days. In fact a year on 
     Venus is shorter than a day on
     Venus. This is due to it's clockwise
     spin on it's axis.

4. ​LIKE MY NEIGHBOR
     Just like it's neighbor Mercury,
     Venus does not have any rings or
     moons to talk about.

5. MAYBE POSSIBLE AT ONE TIME
     Though there is no possibility of 
     life as we know it on Venus, greatly
     due to the extreme temperatures
     and it's acidic clouds, scientists
     believe there may have been a time
     when the planet could have had the
     ability to support life.

6.  SECOND MOST MISSIONS
     Raking in more than 40 missions,
     Venus is only second to that of 
     Mars with over 44 missions
     internationallly, both successful
     and un-successful.

7.  ITS WINDY AROUND HERE
     Though the spin on it's axis is
     extremely slow, the winds on Venus
     are nothing to look down at. Winds
     on our neighboring planet whip
     through the atmosphere with
     hurricane strength  sending it's
     clouds around the planet in just
     five days.

8. I HAVE A SISTER
     Venus has been considered the 
     Earth's sister planet. It is relatively
     the same size and both have a
     central core, a molten mantel, and
     a  crust.
     

81.5% of Earth

D= 12,104 km
(7,521 mi)

D= 12,756 km
(7,927 mi)

A land like the Great Plains lies ahead. The constant volcanic activity has made it's surface solid with no breaks. Heat so intense that Saturn’s metal wont hold. The atmosphere’s acid creating a layer impenetrable to a star’s light and a denseness almost a hundred times greater to that of Earth.  Though it is speculated that Venus could have once been earth like, It’s current carbon condition keeps the planet in a state of constant warming.

TEMPERATURE

Venus = Hottest Planet
464ºC

SOLID INNER CORE
​Nickel, Iron

ATMOSPHERE
Sulphuric Acid Rain

LIQUID OUTER CORE
​Nickel, Iron, Sulphur, Oxygen

Mercury on average   173ºC

VENUS

Boiling Water
100ºC

MANTLE
​Iron-rich Silicates

Earth = Moderate Planet
15ºC

CRUST
​Iron-poor Silicates

Uranus =Coldest Planet
-224ºC