Venus

Danielle Martinez

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Venus, the second planet from the Sun, is known for its similarities to Earth.  For example, Venus is only 1.1x smaller than Earth.  With a diameter of 7,520 miles, Earth is slightly bigger because of its diameter of 7,918 miles. In addition, Venus is in many ways similar to Earth in its structure. Although these planets may seem the same, Venus is a completely different world.  To start off, Venus is the hottest planet in the Solar System. Day or night, surface temperatures can reach 880°F. Talking about day, a day on Venus is equivalent to 243 Earth days. A year on Venus is equivalent to 225 Earth days.

 

Other Interesting Facts:

  • Venus is about 67 million miles from the Sun
  • This planet has no moons
  • Venus has no rings
  • Venus was named after the goddess of love and beauty
  • It takes sunlight about 6 minutes to travel from the Sun to Venus.

 

 

Works used:

Glaze, Lori, et al. “Overview.” NASA, NASA, solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/overview/.

Glaze, Lori, et al. “In Depth.” NASA, NASA, solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/in-depth/.

Glaze, Lori, et al. “By the Numbers.” NASA, NASA, solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/venus/by-the-numbers/.

Glaze, Lori, et al. “Overview.” NASA, NASA, solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/earth/overview/.